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Gallery 18 Cubist Portraits Closing ReceptionAugust 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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August 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


August 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gallery 18 Cubist Portraits Closing Reception

Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y is pleased to announce a Closing Reception to our July exhibit “Cubist Portraits: The Pieces of Our Puzzle” on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm. All collage portraits by the artist Dennis Shelton, the theme is deconstructing and reconstructing, referencing not only the process of collage but our own process of evaluating, especially as we age, what within us we hold onto, what we let go.

The artist and exhibit were featured in the July 18 issue of The Riverdale Press:,69493

For the first time, Gallery 18 is offering a complementary event to the exhibit to take place during the first half of the Closing Reception.  A Special Interactive Presentation called “BrainFit: Putting the Pieces Together” will be led by Dr. Philippe Douyon and will afford the public the analytic side of deconstructing and reconstructing ourselves.

Both Dennis Shelton, the artist, and Dr. Douyon, the scientist, will be on hand to socialize with fellow art and science lovers over light refreshments.  All are welcome!

Dennis Shelton completed graduate studies in Art, Art Education, and Printmaking at Lehman College, taught art for 35+ years at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, and is now a full-time Artist with solo and group shows in Riverdale and beyond. He is in his second year as President of the Riverdale Art Assocation. More on the Gallery 18 page.

Dr. Douyon completed his residency in Neurology at New York University and a fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Cornell in Clinical Neurophysiology. A Board-Certified Neurologist, he has spent the last several years caring for people with neurological disorders, creating a multimodal approach to promoting brain health for this population and, more generally, for the population at large. Some of these modalities, which give our brains exactly what they need to adapt, heal, and thrive, will be demonstrated at the reception.

Uniting the creative and the analytic, and segueing to the second, more social half of the Closing Reception in the gallery, will be an exercise  that has audience members using Dennis Shelton’s portraits to experience one of Dr. Philippe Douyon’s neurological recommendations: the perfect marriage of art and science and a stimulating closing view of this exhibit!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Maria Neuda, Curator, Gallery 18 at , or (347) 332-4647.