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  Carol Weinstein, Flutist
Dr. Carol Weinstein is a member of the New York Flute Club, the National Flute Association, and the Amateur Chamber Music Players. Dr. Weinstein has performed at such diverse places as Kaplan Space at Carnegie Hall and St. Vincent’s Hospital, and she has played at Master Classes given by top flutists such as Julius Baker, Keith Underwood, Jan Vinci, and Gary Schocker. Dr. Weinstein feels drawn to 'Artists for Alzheimers' partly due to her experience with family members who have had Alzheimer's, who she noticed always responded better to music (mostly Klezmer!) than to almost anything else. Dr. Weintein will be volunteering in White Plains, NY.
  Jeanne Richards, Writer
An actress and children's book writer, Jeanne was born and raised in Manhattan. Her Broadway credits include Fiddler on The Roof and The Rothschilds. Off-Broadway she has acted in many plays and musicals. In the last two years Jeanne has added writing children's books to her repertoire.Titles include How The Elephant Got Its Trunk: a retelling of Kipling's story, The First Olympic Games: A Gruesome Tale With A Happy Ending, Based On A Greek Myth, and God's Gift a retelling of the Adam and Eve story and a Book-Of-The-Month Main Selection. After her visit, Jeanne sent us these words: "It was very gratifying to share my books with Hearthstone residents. May I come again?"
  Howard Feigelman, Educator, Stand-Up Comedian
Howard is a graduate of Pace University in New York and attended their Graduate School majoring in Business Administration. After achieving executive positions in various apparel companies he purchased Dunrite Boyswear along with a partner in 1981. Retiring in 2003 Howard pursued other interests. A book was written and published, his passion for history was nourished through avid reading and he took on various jobs that had always interested him but he never had the time to pursue. He worked at Barnes & Noble for over a year, became Santa Clause at the Nanuet Mall Christmas of 2006 and continued a twenty-six year position at the City University of New York, Bronx Community College Campus as an adjunct instructor. For his Artists for Alzheimer's volunteer performance, Howard performs stand-up comedy.
  Tony Saunders, Visual Artist
A visual artist and teacher with a BA in Art History and a thirty year span of painting and drawing, Tony's main contention is that art is too important and fun to be left to specialists. He is developing a program to help people without art experience to evaluate and make art themselves. He is amazed and thrilled by the artistic potential of dementia patients. He also records and plays various keyboards, guitars and strange instruments.
  Cheryl Perreault, Poet
Cheryl is a spoken-word artist and poet who performs in and around Boston. MA. . She is often accompanied by the percussion of singer-songwriter Steve Sanford and the guitar music of Steve Rapson. Cheryl currently hosts and co-produces a monthly poetry and music venue known as Wake up and Smell the Poetry which is aired on HCAM cable television in Hopkinton.
In addition, she co-facilitates the monthly CAA Women's Art Forum with Geri Holland and is poetry columnist and free-lance writer for local news sources. Cheryl also works as a hospice volunteer/memoir writer for U-Mass Memorial and has worked as a part-time instructor for Northeastern University where she has taught numerous courses in psychology. Please visit her website at www.cherylperreault.com.
  Hilda Epner, Artist
Hilda received an M.A. in Fine Arts and Education from Columbia University and studied with Hugh Mesibov and with Sam Feinstein of the Hans Hoffman school of painting. Before devoting full-time to her artwork, she taught Art at the Ridgewood School of Art, Pearl River School District, and Shawnee Leadership Institute, and taught puppetry at the Rockland Center for the Arts. In addition, she lectured on abstract expressionism at the Sunday Art Seminars of St. Thomas Aquinas College and on her drawing technique at Hopper House. She is a trustee of Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY. Please visit her website at www.hildaepner.com
  Jo-Ann Sternberg, Musician
Jo-Ann lives a varied musical life in New York, as a member of the DaCapo Chamber Players, the Riverside Symphony, the Greenleaf Chamber Players and Sequitur, and performs regularly with such ensembles as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Musicians from Marlboro and New York Philomusica. Her summer festivals have included Marlboro, Tanglewood, and Schleswig-Holstein. After receiving a B.A. in English from Tufts University and a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from the New England Conservatory, she continued her studies at Yale University with David Shifrin and at the Julliard School with Charles Neidich, receiving an M.M. from Julliard in 1991. Jo-Ann's discography includes recordings on the Nonesuch, Troy, CRI, Archetype, and St. Cyprien labels. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband Bill and their young children, Joshua and Rebecca.
  Lev Mendes, Artist
Lev is a native New Yorker and currently attends the Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy. He has been drawing with various mediums since the age of three and began formal lessons at age nine. Lev's interests range from music to films to reading a good book. The Artist's for Alzheimer's Program is intriguing to Lev because he has had experience drawing with people of all ages and abilities, and drawing with an individual with Alzheimer's will, as he puts it, "let us view a glimpse of life through their eyes and a window into their world."
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