Art exhibition at Margaret Tietz

The New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (NYAHSA) exhibition “Honoring Our Celebrated Artists” is now on display at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and will soon travel around the state.
This marks the 18th annual competition and exhibit hosted by NYAHSA. More than 200 submissions were made by artists who were “residents, registrants, staff and volunteers affiliated with NYAHSA and the Adult Day Health Care Council.”
Of those, 70 were chosen to be included in the exhibit, which began at Margaret Tietz. This is also the first time that Margaret Tietz is hosting it.
“We’re very proud to have this show here,” said Linda Spiegel, Director of Public Affairs at Margaret Tietz. “The artwork is just phenomenal.”
One of Margaret Tietz’s residents, 91-year-old Sarolta Tamas has her painting, “Pink Flowers,” on display. Another resident, Lamberto Hechanova, had his piece, “The Three Senses,” selected to be shown in the NYAHSA Albany office.
Speaking through her daughter, Klara, during the exhibit opening, Tamas said that she has been doing art all of her life and feels very motivated at Margaret Tietz. She also said that the kindness and interest of Director of Therapeutic Recreation Isabel Kellerman has also motivated her.
“It’s very exciting for the residents to see their work displayed,” Kellerman said.
Margaret Tietz Executive Director Gerald Hart said that he is very lucky to have the best residents, who also have great personalities and are very talented individuals.
“It’s just something I admire in our residents,” he said of their artistic abilities.
During the exhibit opening on October 7, Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn described the show as “magnificent.” She also said that “the wonderful thing about it is that it was done by senior citizens.”
“Honoring Our Celebrated Artists” will be on display at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center through October 15. It can be viewed by the public daily from noon to 4 p.m.
It is located at 164-11 Chapin Parkway in Jamaica. For more information, call 718-298-7800 or visit www.margarettietz.org.

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