The current issue of Venü starts off its features well with an “appreciation” of Donald Axleroad, who my guest blogger Alison Boteler wrote about last May. Axleroad hosted an exhibit at the Fairfield Public Library when his attention was turned to memory, aging and mythology.
“It’s an artistic exploration of the loneliness of ‘Alzheimer’s, Identity Theft, Role Reversal and the Fear of Fate,” Boteler wrote. “Axleroad is known for his skillfully intricate woodcuts and the use of Greek mythology in his images.”
Axelroad, an artist and art collector with a background in advertising, is founder and executive director of the ARI Artist’s Initiative of Stamford, Conn., which teaches developmentally disabled adults to draw and paint.
His exhibition came around the time Boteler, a veteran cookbook author, started encouraging her mother’s unconscious artistic leanings. Her Art in Alzheimer’s blog explains it all, but in a nutshell, Alison’s mother Charla is finally ascendant in the art world these days.
Now there’s a fuller examination of Axleroad’s career and beautiful glossy reproductions of his work. Grab a copy of Venü before they’re all snatched up.