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“Visions of Joy & Creativity” Art by Briarwood Residents & Staff – Opens Jan. 11, 2018

Contact: Alice Eriksen  Office: 508-852-9007   Cell: 508-713-2709

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2017

The Briarwood Community Presents “Visions of Joy and Creativity”

Art by Briarwood Residents and Staff”

Exhibit Opens Thursday, January 11th and Continues through Thursday, March 1st.

Worcester, Massachusetts   The Gallery at Briarwood is pleased to announce the first art exhibit in a series of six for 2018. “Visions of Joy and Creativity,” the 4th Annual Resident & Staff Art Exhibit will open to the public with a reception including music and refreshments on Thursday, January 11th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. and will continue through Thursday,  March 1st. The Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 10am-4pm. Groups and those wishing to visit on weekends may make arrangements by contacting Leslie Reichert at 508-852-9007 or by e-mailing lreichert@briarwoodsl.com.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will showcase various medium including paintings, sculpture and photography. An exhibit of crafts and collectibles, also by residents & staff, will be on display during the Opening Reception in the Loring Auditorium.

The exhibit includes artists who are residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living and Knollwood Nursing Center. “The art we make is important, but the process is important as well,” says committee member Persis Hamilton. “ It gives us a sense of joy, creativity and feelings of self worth. It makes us happier people!”

Briarwood resident Bob Walters adds, “The Briarwood Community includes many gifted residents with diverse talents and interests that will be reflected in the crafts & collectibles portion of the show.”

Upcoming 2018 exhibits for The Gallery at Briarwood will include: Stephen Halpert, Irina Parfanova, Jo Ellen Reinhardt and Yvonne Hemingway.


The Gallery at Briarwood showcases the artistic talents of Briarwood residents, as well as artists from the surrounding area. It is the mission of the gallery to educate, encourage and inspire residents and visitors by presenting a schedule of media using both traditional and innovative techniques.

Briarwood is a non-profit senior living community that includes Independent Living cottages & apartments, Assisted Living, and Knollwood Nursing Center for skilled nursing & rehabilitation services.

For more information or to arrange a photo opportunity, please contact Alice Eriksen, Director of Marketing & Development, 508-852-9005.