Art from Beth Sholom Village on display at the Simon Family JCC

by | Jun 13, 2014 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, July 1
through Friday, July 18
Sunday, July 13,
11:30 am–1:30 pm, reception

Beth Sholom Village will display and sell artwork from its residents in the Leon Family Gallery at the Simon Family JCC next month.

Those who have walked into Beth Sholom Village through the Berger Goldrich Home and taken a sharp left down the hallway to the Terrace have seen beautiful paintings displayed on both walls and easels. Armond Caplan, of blessed memory, and former Terrace resident, donated the paintings of his wife, Rose Jacobson Caplan of blessed memory, also a previous Terrace resident. These paintings are a reminder that the mind and creativity never stop no matter how old you are, as long as you have the desire to try.

Hortense Riddick a former resident is another great example. Riddick learned to paint at the age of 90 after she became legally blind and profoundly deaf. Nancy Dooley, the art instructor at Beth Sholom Village, worked with Riddick to help her see a picture in her mind and transfer it to a canvass. Her artwork was so impressive that The Virginian-Pilot wrote an article on her in March of 2013, just a few months before she passed away.