Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

Date(s) - July 08, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Piece by George Roby:
“What is Said and What is Heard”

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018.

This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, will showcase the works of Archived Artists Herbert Ascherman, Jr. and the late George Roby.

George Roby was a respected Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher who produced functional stoneware using both hand built and wheel-thrown techniques. George’s deeply personal pieces chronical his own unique experience as caregiver for his wife Sue as they faced the day to day realities of her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. George passed away in April of 2018 after a prolonged battle with cancer. One of his greatest desires was to continue to see Art Interprets Alzheimers tour widely, promoting understanding as well as providing a sense of community to caregivers.

George and Sue Roby Web

Herbert Ascherman, Jr. is internationally recognized for his professional portraiture in creative, commercial, and social settings. In this show, his photography lovingly captures the often complicated relationships between family members and those living with the condition itself. The sculptures and photographs will promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, research for a cure, and its effects on the patients, caregivers and the community as a whole. Art can evoke a range of emotions and the AAWR hopes this exhibition will have a positive impact and inform people about Alzheimer ’s disease.

Tom OMalley Web

The gallery is free to the public and gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or high-resolution images, please contact: Megan Alves. Gallery & Archives Coordinator at or visit

Dairy Barn Arts Center