On May 8, Asbury Methodist Village will celebrate its 20th Annual Art Show featuring the works of more than 60 community artists with an opening reception in Parker Hall at 1 p.m.
"We have a wealth of incredible and very unique talent at this community," says Mia Schulman, who has been helping to organize the event for four years. Mia is representative of Asbury’s artistic population. She has been involved in jewelry making for decades, and now teaches classes in the craft on campus. A former developer of orthodontia appliances, Mia has always enjoyed design and working with her hands.
Of special note, Mia says, is resident Ruth Lotz, who continues to paint and is a well-known and celebrated watercolorist in the Washington, D.C. metro area despite macular degeneration. View an online gallery of her watercolors here. In May 2011, Ruth’s art was featured in a show hosted by NIH’s National Eye Institute to honor Healthy Vision Month.
If you’ve visited the Rosborough Cultural Arts & Wellness Center on our campus, you have probably been drawn to the Gallery in the main lobby, which features the artistic endeavors from a dozen or so residents on a rotating basis. However, the Art Show brings together all of Asbury’s artists into one space where their talents can be enjoyed and celebrated. Works include all mediums of painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, woodworking and carving, jewelry, pottery, needlework and needlepoint and such unique pieces as architectural models.