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Carriage Barn Brings Art Collection to Waveny

Carriage Barn Brings Art Collection to Waveny

Posted on March 15, 2016

Thanks to collaboration between Waveny LifeCare Network and the Carriage Barn Arts Center, a specially curated selection of the Carriage Barn’s recent "For the Birds" exhibit is now on display in Waveny’s front lobby for residents, patients, families and guests to enjoy. 

The nine-piece mini-collection called “Birds at Waveny” features both literal and abstract avian interpretations, and is the first installment in the Carriage Barn’s plan to rotate art at Waveny on an ongoing basis. Waveny’s residents welcomed the colorful collection and new non-profit partnership at an intimate evening “Resident Gallery Opening” in the company of Carriage Barn leadership and several featured artists who discussed their pieces, techniques and inspirations. 

Pictured from Waveny are Joe, Hope, Rose, Jerry and Gloria, Waveny’s director of volunteers Debbie Perron; Waveny therapeutic recreation staff, music therapist Sherrye Dobrin and art therapist Brenda Jacobsen, New Canaan Society for the Arts (NCSA) members and exhibiting artists Kiyoshi Otsuka and Dawn Kraemer; Carriage Barn Executive Director, Valerie Garlick; NCSA President, Serena Gillespie; and NCSA Trustee and Waveny Board member, Sharon Stevenson. 

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts is to promote the visual and performing arts, to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Carriage Barn Arts Center offers artists opportunities to exhibit their work in a beautiful gallery space in a unique nineteenth-century stone barn. Exhibits, lectures and educational workshops, concerts and other events are held in our adaptively re-used historical building on the grounds of a former estate, now Waveny Park. The Carriage Barn is open September through June, Wednesday-Saturday, 10-3pm and Sundays 1-5pm. Entrance to the gallery is free and all exhibitions are open to the public. Find more information and a schedule of programs at www.carriagebarn.org.

Celebrating 40 years of serving the community, Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, Geriatric Care Management, an Adult Day Program available on weekdays with flexible hours, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.