“Pretty brutal” is how artist Paul Cote describes the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on his family. His dad, a WWII U.S. Army veteran and three of his aunts all suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. “It is a family wipeout,” said Cote.
Paul has become an advocate for scientific research by using his brand of abstract expressionism to raise awareness of and funds for the disease. On March 5th, 2019, Paul conducted a live painting performance during which he created 10 original canvases for auction, with all proceeds benefiting Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Paul’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally and can be found in the public collections of the Smithsonian, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Butler Hospital.
We are grateful to Paul, and to the generous hosts of the evening – Allen & Gerritsen and Proper Villians.