At the beach no matter what time of year


What was once a drab laundry room of painted cinder block walls at Brookdale West Bay assisted living has been transformed thanks to the efforts of the Little Rhody Rembrandts, a chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. Mural art is a part of the facility. The work of late Warwick artist and teacher Karl Rittman is featured on one wall extending into a corridor that highlights familiar locations from East Greenwich to Warwick City Hall and Warwick Light to the Superman Building in downtown Providence. Doreen Demers, marketing manager at West Bay, wanted to bring the same life to the communal laundry room. She called upon her niece, Jennifer Jerdee, a member of the Little Rhody Rembrandts. “I wanted people to feel like they were looking out on the bay,” said Demers. From there the idea grew. Elaine Dumas did the overall design and Jan Fuller, along with Jerdee and about seven other chapter members, completed the project over a couple of months. Here, Jerdee and Demers chat in the laundry room. No, they weren’t waiting for their wash to be done. (Warwick Beacon photo)


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