DU students create portraits of Flint Ridge residents

Exhibitions
Female Student with Female Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Resident
Group Photo of Students & Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Art Exhibit at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Student Artwork closeup at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Nurse and Resident of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with art portraits on the wall
Nurses of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center viewing artwork and reading their description
3 pieces of art work at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center viewing his personal portrait
Students, Residents, and Nurses of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center gathering around food table at the art exhibit
2 pieces of art work at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Student and Resident at the art exhibit at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center viewing a portrait of a women and horse
3 pieces of art work of Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center including a portrait with the background made of crossword puzzles
Students gathering around Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center sitting under their protraits
2 Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center gathering around the portraits
2 pieces of art at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center above the cookie table
Male student and female Resident of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Student describing his art work to a resident of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Student viewing art work of a nurse of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Student and Resident smiling while viewing art at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Large gather of students, nurses, and residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
2 pieces of colorful art work at the exhibit at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
A blue and green background portrait of Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Resident in wheelchair of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center viewing the artwork
Students viewing 2 art pieces at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Student with a dog and a resident of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were recruited to participate by talking with students and sitting for a portrait.

Residents of Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were recruited to participate in the class by talking with students a few times, as well as sitting for their portrait. The portraits will be unveiled to the residents in an exhibition titled “Parallels,” on Monday, April 28, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at a reception at Flint Ridge (1450 West Main Street, Newark). The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ron Abram at 740-587-6355 or Michele Doran at 740-587-8557.

Abram, associate professor of studio art and instructor of the class, wanted the class to evolve beyond the usual class about portraiture. He reached out to the John W. Alford Center for Service Learning at Denison to ask for their help in locating a facility where residents would appreciate conversation in addition to the opportunity to have their portrait drawn.

Doran, associate director of the Alford Center, contacted the Flint Ridge facility and received an enthusiastic yes.

“Students were able to meet with the residents two or three times and talk with them at length while creating their portrait,” said Doran, associate director of the John W. Alford Center for Service Learning.

The students shared the portraits of the residents for the first time at a recent reception. “Our students really embraced the opportunity to get to know their subjects,” said Abram. “And they’re very much looking forward to sharing their portraits with the residents. Even though they met just a few times, they definitely connected.”

The program is sponsored by the Spectrum Series: Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice.

Posted Date 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Granville, OH 43023
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