The copper-art exhibit “Carl Duzen: Copper // Denying Dementia Its Due,” was given a warm welcome by around 100 people during a reception Wednesday night at the Main Line Art Center. Carl Duzen, 80, a Penn Memory Center patient who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, was joined by wife Susan Jewett, 70, to greet attendees and talk about their co-created art.
Carl and Susan, who were featured in a recent Penn Memory Center article and video, discovered this new art form after Carl’s diagnosis, when he began to dismantle old technology in search of the copper inside. Susan one day noticed the beauty in the organized copper and decided to frame the piece as Carl had laid it out on a workshop table. Since then, the couple has worked together to create more artwork and now have 19 pieces on display at the center.
The exhibit will be on display at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford through August 29.