Charlestown Fireside Art Committee Presents..."Matters of the Heart: The 6th Fireside Dining Exhibition"

CATONSVILLE, MD---The Fireside Art Committee, a resident-group at the Catonsville-based retirement community, will be hosting its 6th Fireside Dining Room Exhibition opening reception on Sunday, January 8th. The theme of the first show of 2012 is "Matters of the Heart," referring to the fact that the artist pulls from the heart or soul ideas which evolve into a work of art. Nineteen artists will be displaying their original oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media work in the Fireside Restaurant of Charlestown.  Each artist will feature one piece, some of which are for sale. Music will be performed by Charlestown resident Nancy Wehr, and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Don Griswold at 410-247-1606. WHAT: Charlestown Artists Present... "Matters of the Heart: The 6th Fireside Dining Room Exhibition" Opening Reception WHEN:  Sunday, January 8th, 2011 3:00pm-5:30pm WHERE: Charlestown Retirement Community Fireside Restaurant 719 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, MD 21228 The mission of the Fireside Art Committee is to increase and extend the knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts within the Charlestown community.  Its intent, while enhancing the dining experience, is to display beautifully creative contemporary art, made by residents, so that Charlestown and the larger Catonsville community will be able to enjoy a significantly unique aesthetic experience. About Charlestown: Charlestown, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a full service retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson Living numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.