Sassy art now on display benefits Parkinson’s Disease Reseach


Michele Keir’s “Art for Parkinson’s Disease Research in Rhode Island / The Sassy Nail Art Collection” is on display at the Epoch on the Eastside Assisted Living Residence, 1 Butler, Providence now through the end of December. This display features within it a collection of Judaica-themed images as well as new pieces and old favorites.

This body of work by Keir, who lives in Warwick, is getting international notice through Facebook and web sites. A noted Parkinson Disease researcher in India likes this collection; a sassy fashion fan in the Philippines does too; and a framed piece is now displaced at the Center for Communicable Disease in Atlanta. Several people have commissioned Michele to do portraits. In fact, there have been enough “Sassy” donations to the American Parkinson Disease Association to now allow for grant applications to be reviewed.

Keir, who has Parkinson Disease, created this colorful, unique body of work from photos of her own sassy nails that she then transformed into fine art. The selection ranges from the photographic to the abstract and includes still lifes, pet and people portraits and a range of styles from impressionist to modern. The dimensions of all the pieces are 14’’x11.’’ All sales go directly to the American Parkinson Disease Association for research grants in Rhode Island. Anyone interested in seeing the variety of her work and learning more about. Keir’s fund raising efforts for the American Parkinson Disease Association now can go to her web site: or email: or Like on Facebook.


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