Saturday, January 14, 2017
Rehfeld's Display Creating Awareness For Alzheimer's Association: VIDEO
Anybody who's been impacted by Alzheimer's knows how much the disease can tragically take over a life. That's why a local artist and Rehfeld's Art and Framing are teaming up to help create awareness.
"Violet Dreams of 66" is a new piece from local artist Jerry Cook being raffled off this month. It's on display along with other works from his "Redwood" series at Rehfeld's.
"Knowing that it's going to a great cause and a great charity. Everybody wins out of that. It's a great feeling," Cook said.
Raffle tickets are $25. The artwork's title represents the Alzheimer's Association of South Dakota and to help those who develop the disease every 66 seconds. Cook along with the owner of Rehfeld's, Matt Jorgenson, have each felt the disease's impact. That led Jorgenson to donate materials that Cook used in his art.
"So we went and we scavenged through all this old wood. So that actually makes the foundation and the other structural elements of the piece. Got to cut up this 100-year-old redwood that came out of a farm . It's pretty neat stuff," Cook.
The "Violet Dreams Of 66" piece isn't the only one benefiting charity. This piece titled "Depths Of Chrome" sold for $900 and 20-percent of that is going to the Alzheimer's Association.
The displays at Rehfeld's in downtown Sioux Falls will help put a spotlight on the local organization and those dealing with Alzheimer's in South Dakota.
"It's terrible. The disease when it comes, there is no cure. It's just a slide into nothingness sadly. I watched my grandmother walk around basically very healthy physically but mentally gone for several years. It's a devastating thing to watch," Jorgenson said.
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