Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Box Gallery: Rosemary Otto Speaks Up about new series of paintings: The Invisible Women

Rosemary Otto
The Invisible Women Series
and other works...
Opening Reception
This Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 7-10 PM
at
811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405



78-year-old Rosemary Otto is a self-taught, outsider artist whose work is both a form of creative expression and has helped in her recovery from mental illness. 


Rosemary Otto recently met up with Jana Panarites and Rolando Chang Barrero at her cozy and welcoming home in Lake Worth to discuss her life and her art-especially her newest series of painting "The Invisible Women." 


78-year-old Rosemary Otto is a self-taught, outsider artist whose work is both a form of creative expression and has helped in her recovery from mental illness.  Born in Germany to an American mother and German father, Rosemary now lives in the house where she was raised: her great-grandmother’s house in Lake Worth, Florida, where she paints in between visits to the nearby senior center and her doctor appointments.  In today’s show, Rosemary talks about the box of crayons that sparked her interest in art as a child, her mother’s influence, how she manages from day to day and why living in a nursing home is worse than being in a mental hospital.  She also tells us about her new series of paintings, “The Invisible Women,” which challenges us to think differently about the older adults around us.



Jana Panarites
Interview with Rosemary Otto







Author, speaker, podcaster and caregiving guru Jana Panarites is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications; and the University of Southern California, where she earned a Master’s in Public Diplomacy, a joint degree from the Annenberg School of Communications & Journalism, and the School of International Relations. (continue)

Panarites’ podcast also gives a platform to LGBT elderly who are handling their aging well and can offer advice to others on how to do the same. read more...




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