Art exhibit and sale at the Center for Artful Living

Join artist Dominick Denaro at the opening reception of his inaugural Baseball Memories art exhibit and sale on Friday, June 9, from 7-9 p.m. at The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health’s Center for Artful Living. The Center, located at 26633 Detroit Road in Westlake, will host the exhibit and sale through Friday, Aug. 4, on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Denaro will donate a percentage of the sales to the Farrell Foundation.

Denaro, a Cleveland resident and contemporary artist, will exhibit major framed works, as well as number of smaller, unframed pieces of mixed media and monoprints, which use a variety of printing techniques. While most of the pieces are about baseball, some other themes also are included.

Denaro is an experienced staff member of a downtown Cleveland surveying company. When the company was shut down during the COVID pandemic, Denaro used the time to work on his artwork. Denaro has researched the early history of Black baseball players and portrays them in a mixed media and collage format. He also creates large and small relief assemblages portraying baseball stadiums and games.

Denaro is influenced by American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008). Rauschenberg’s art represented a variety of styles, including Pop and postmodern, and he was known for the social statements within his art.

The Center for Artful Living is also the home of the Farrell Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has served hundreds of individuals with dementia and their families over the last 12 years, with the focus on giving meaning and support in both practical and creative ways through arts enrichment and living well opportunities. Participants in the programs share the positive impact that the enrichment programs have on their ability to socialize and improve quality of life.

In 2011, Dr. Charlie Farrell and daughter Rev. Katie Farrell Norris started the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health to make arts-based programming available to the community in support and honor of Carolyn Farrell, their wife and mother. Their programs show arts can bring peace, enjoyment, and inspiration, and are an important part of increasing the quality of life for many people. The arts enrichment program also provides opportunities for socialization, which research has shown is beneficial for individuals affected by dementia. For more information,visit

Gail Norris

volunteer in communications for the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 8:42 AM, 06.06.2023