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January 2, 2015

Happy Holidays from Renewal Care!

cpb_HOLIDAY-Card-squash5_white_L-R-v2We wish you and your family peace and well-being in 2015!

Colleen Pike Blair created the artwork shown here to convey the essence of care partnership as we start the new year. Created in watercolor painting, Colleen’s work expresses the warmth, connectedness, and serenity of care partnership. read full article »

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May 19, 2015

Chelsea Gallery Tour

In what unfolded as an afternoon of discovery and adventure, the Renewal Care Foundation sponsored a tour of Chelsea art galleries the afternoon of Saturday, May 16th. Our group was lead by Lynne Mayocole – a sculptor, lecturer, and long-time member of Soho’s avant-garde community. The itinerary included the James Cohan, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and Max Greis galleries, among others. It was a closely-knit selection of venues on 26th and 27th Streets, making the tour manageable for individuals with physical limitations. read full article »

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June 29, 2015

Portrait of a Renaissance Man

Following an accomplished career as a physicist, Sylven approached retirement as a time to embrace new (and renewed) artistic endeavors. Picking up from the music lessons of his sylven-and-nick_IMG_0359-and-1523_300w-416htyouth, he purchased a Steinway and started taking piano lessons. He also enrolled in painting classes.

Given the breathtaking beauty of his works, one could easily believe Sylven took a lifetime to cultivate his talent. Each week he and his Care Partner Nick Biscardi visit the Sirovich Senior Center, which offers art classes Monday-Friday. Nick sets up the canvas and paints, and leaves the rest to Sylven. “You could call me the producer, but the star of the show is Sylven.”

Sylven paints in many styles, but has a special fondness for abstraction. Interestingly, he never signs his works. “I do that intentionally so that each painting can be rotated and viewed from different perspectives.” Many of his works employ clean lines and geometric patterns. Sylven doesn’t have a particular premise behind this aesthetic, but believes these “structured” patterns are a homage to his background in physics. read full article »

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June 13, 2016

Gallery Tour: “Be a Part of the Art!”

rv_back window_IMG_6417_rev-3_crop5_580wOn June 9th, Renewal Care Foundation sponsored its second Chelsea gallery tour, designed to provide an enriching environment for individuals with memory loss and their Care Partners to appreciate art together. The theme of this year’s tour was “Be A Part of the Art!”, and featured interactive exhibits that invite audience participation. The tour was lead by the ever-fascinating and brilliant Lynne Mayocole, an art enthusiast and sculptor with a gift for making conceptual art accessible to all. read full article »

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