Art in Kendal Galleries Late Summer into Fall

Aug 19, 2016

  Currently open in the three Kendal at Oberlin galleries are the works of two papermakers, a watercolorist and a photographer…something for everyone!

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The Kendal Early Learning Center Goes WILD!

Recently the Ohio Division of Wildlife designated Kendal Early Learning Center (KELC) an official WILD School Site. KELC children, with assistance from their teachers as well as residents of the Kendal community, installed and nurtured wildlife habitat on the 100+ acre campus, where The John Bartram Arboretum at Kendal at Oberlin and the school reside.

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An Arboretum Takes Root: An Intergenerational Effort

Jul 26, 2016

The John Bartram Arboretum at Kendal at Oberlin, was accredited by ArbNet as a Level I arboretum through the initiative and work of Kendal residents, support from Kendal at Oberlin’s CEO, Barbara Thomas, and the Horticulture Committee. Funding for the arboretum comes from the Kendal at Oberlin Resident Association, Kendal Charitable Funds and Kendal residents.

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“Kendal Creates”…Art and More Art

May 24, 2016

On exhibit through August 14th, in all three Kendal Galleries, is “Kendal Creates,” the works of 50 resident artists.   The show includes over 120 pieces in numerous mediums, including painting in oil and acrylic, watercolors, drawings, photographs, lithographs, collage, ceramics, crewel, needlepoint, cross stitch, mobiles, papier-mache masks, knitting, glass and a brass rubbing.

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John Diffey Made a Difference

May 18, 2016

By Molly Kavanaugh As President and CEO of The Kendal Corporation for 24 years, John guided, inspired and mentored staff and residents at Kendal at Oberlin and the company’s 12 other affiliates, located in eight states. Now John is on a “farewell tour,” visiting each community before he retires next month. “Every Kendal community has […]

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Artist Stephen Tomasko Exhibits in the Kendal Gallery

Mar 24, 2016

Opening in the Kendal Gallery on March 29th and running through May 16th is the exhibit, Delira and Excira:  a term of Irish origin meaning delighted and excited.  The photographs, graphite drawings and encaustic paintings of artist, Stephen Tomasko have done just that…they delight and excite.

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“Who Better than Us?” Prisoners Perform Shakespeare

Mar 24, 2016

On Monday, April 4th at 7:15 PM Dr. Phyllis Gorfain, Professor of English Emerita at Oberlin College, speaks on Oberlin Drama at Grafton (ODAG) at Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium. This program can be instrumental in changing the lives of men in the Grafton Reintegration Center, a minimum security section of the Grafton Correctional Institution.

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Kudos to Kendal for Excellent Satisfaction Survey

Mar 11, 2016

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) recently posted the results of the 2015 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey.   This biennial satisfaction survey of residents in long-term care facilities is conducted by ODA and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

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Friends Gallery: Art from Grafton Prison

Feb 17, 2016

Currently on exhibit, in Kendal’s Friends Gallery, are the paintings and three-dimensional art of incarcerated participants in The Arts and Crafts Program at Grafton Correctional Institute and Grafton Reintegration Center. A reception for the exhibition of Prisoner Art from Grafton will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 25th, in the Friends Corner Dining […]

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Kendal Gallery Exhibit: Sonja Henney Tugend

Jan 01, 2016

Currently hanging in the Kendal Gallery is the work of textile artist Sonja Henney Tugend, titled, “Sonja Henney Tugend:  Surfaces.”  These stunning textiles and encaustics are brilliant in color.  Her art is contemporary yet primitive, organic, textural, serendipitous and completely intuitive.

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