From New York City Museums to the Smithsonian: Art Is a Lifelong Journey for Riderwood Residents

SILVER SPRING, MD---As a girl growing up in New York City, Sheila Pinsker was fascinated by art.  She would take the subway to visit the Brooklyn Museum and the famous Metropolitan Museum, mini-adventures that paved the way for her current career as a museum education consultant.  Mrs. Pinsker, a resident of Riderwood retirement community, plans and leads study tours for the Smithsonian.  This week, her glasswork art will be on display at a two-day art show in Silver Spring. Residents of Riderwood share a diverse range of talents, honed over a lifetime or realized in retirement. The celebration of art holds a special place for many residents of the Erickson Living community, and their creativity will be on display during the Feast for the Eyes, a showcase of original artistry.  Twenty-three residents will display over one hundred pieces, ranging from oil paintings to silk screens to acrylics and metal weavings.  Their diverse backgrounds energize the show.  From museum curators to amateur painters, there is a story behind each piece on exhibit. Sponsored by the Riderwood Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the two-day event will take place on Wednesday, July 24th from 2pm-7pm and Thursday, July 25th from 12 Noon to 4pm in Maryland Hall (Montgomery Station Clubhouse).  Riderwood is located at 3120 Gracefield Road in Silver Spring.  About Riderwood:  Riderwood is one of sixteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the scenic 120-acre campus is home to more than 2,500 residents.  Riderwood is the ideal greater Washington, D.C. retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.

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