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The Sheldon Cooperative, The Geezer Gallery, and Life by Design NW Serve as a Template for Cooperative Business Partnerships


The Sheldon Cooperative, The Geezer Gallery, and Life by Design NW have joined together in a community partnership to support the 55+ in their passions and life changes. The host of the Geezer Gallery's Guerilla Art Show is The Sheldon Cooperative, located at 935 NW 19th Ave, Portland.

Portland, OR, March 28, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Sheldon Cooperative, The Geezer Gallery, and Life by Design NW serve as a template for cooperative business partnerships.

The Sheldon Cooperative, The Geezer Gallery, and Life by Design NW have joined together in a community partnership to support the 55+ in their passions and life changes. The host of the Geezer Gallery's Guerilla Art Show is The Sheldon Cooperative, located at 935 NW 19th Ave, Portland.

Situated on the streetcar line, amidst the activity of Nob Hill and The Pearl, and only two blocks from Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, The Sheldon Cooperative answers the question "What’s Next?" for Portland's progressive 55+ community. Comfortably designed by member input, The Sheldon is an urban cooperative housing development that allows one to age-in-place, while enjoying shopping, restaurants, and entertainment within walking distance.

"It's a neighborhood...It's a neighborhood within a building. This one is different!" - Mitzi Scott, Founding Member.

Learn more at www.TheSheldonCooperative.com

One of several accomplished artists exhibiting works is painter Mitch Freifeld. Freifeld’s muse is Old Portland, the forgotten architecture, lunch places, interesting doorways and porticos. Freifeld uses the term 'disassembly' when describing his approach to painting – taking something ordinary down to its smallest element, making it more interesting. A slant on reality.

Also contributing to the exhibition is accomplished artist Sidonie Caron. She calls herself an eclectic painter, responding to the influences of travel and environment.

Revered installation artist Rex Silvernail will show works that are themselves manifestations of the world he observes. The main materials used in his constructions are commonly associated with industrial applications.

African-American/Native American artist Bill Rutherford has exhibited his art for over 20 years. His works are in collections from New York to California. Rutherford will show new drawings as well as earlier works.

Other well-accomplished artists exhibiting works include Humberto Gonzales, Yolanda Valdez, Madeline Meza Janovec, Chuck Castro, and Suzanne Turfenkian.

The exhibition will also include works by emerging elder artists, The Four Friends, who are experiencing accomplishment and a feeling of well being through the visual arts.

In addition, visitors can lend their hand to exhibiting artists and create a third Geezer Gallery mural – the mural below was painted during The Geezer Gallery’s night at Art Spark - that will be displayed at all future guerrilla shows.

Because their missions are complimentary, a partnership among The Geezer Gallery, The Sheldon Cooperative, and Life by Design NW can serve as a template for cooperative business partnerships.

The mission of The Geezer Gallery, www.geezergallery.com, is to establish a facility that showcases accomplished elder artists as a means of partially supporting the development of programs of art and art therapy aimed at the senior community of the greater Portland area.

Life by Design NW, www.lifebydesignnw.org, serves people over 50 in navigating life (retiring, working, volunteering, etc.) by offering workshops, classes, networking opportunities and events.

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