Howie & Susan
When Howard and Susan Isaacs opened the Inuit Gallery in Downtown London in 1983, they were young teachers in the Thames Valley District School Board. As a young man, Howie grew up surrounded by some of Canada’s art elite: Greg Curnoe, Michael Snow, and of course, his uncle Avrom Isaacs, founder of Toronto’s Isaac Gallery and Innuit Gallery and once one of Canada’s most influential gallery owners (lfpress).
Today, art is still a huge part of Howie’s life, and the colours, shapes, and ideas that once inspired him to open a gallery continue to inspire him to create new works that keep him connected to his past, and his present… including a startling new work featured at McCormick Dementia Services Art Show.
By The Numbers
According to the World Health Organization, the total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, implying 1 new case every 4 seconds.
According to The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, 564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia. 937,000 Canadians will be living with the disease in 15 years.