Special Art Exhibit at the Farrell Foundation’s Center for Artful Living

Join artist Jim Carney at the opening reception for his 20-piece art exhibit and sale on Friday, December 2, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health’s Center for Artful Living. The Center, located at 26633 Detroit Rd. in Westlake, will host the exhibit and sale through January 31, 2023, on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Carney, a Cleveland native, was an attorney and then was involved in Cleveland real estate. He studied briefly at the now closed Cooper School of Art and attended classes on and off at the Cleveland Institute of Art until the early 1990’s, when he set aside his brushes for about 25 years.

His love of art and desire to paint was rekindled in 2019, when he attended a landscape-painting seminar held by a well-known artist. After that, he replenished his paint and canvas supplies and more seriously took up painting again. Initially he painted in oils but migrated to acrylics to improve the quality of his paintings.

Carney also turned to YouTube to learn how to paint everything from water droplets to the universe. Almost nightly, he watched a clip or two on YouTube about painting. In early 2021, he discovered pastel painting on YouTube and found himself submerged into using that medium. Recently, he has been painting with both acrylics and pastels.

The Center for Artful Living provides an opportunity for all to enjoy the artwork of a variety of professional artists from northeast Ohio, in a smaller and comfortable setting especially well suited for individuals affected by cognitive brain health issues.

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