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Art :: Memories of a Senior Dentist and a Young Artist

Triangle : 07-16-2016

What: Solo Art Exhibition
Who: Nevim VanderMeer Wingfield
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Divan Center Triangle - 1903 N. Harrison Avenue Suite 100 Cary, NC 27513

Nevim VanderMeer Wingfield
Healing hands painting beautiful memories

I was born and raised in Turkey. I go back about every few years, and whenever I come back, I already miss my old country … But this is home here now. I have been drawing, ballerinas, fashion models, dancers, caricatures, portraits... ever since I can remember. At school or anywhere I would draw pictures or caricatures of funny things happening, and pass it around and give it to the (subjects) if they wanted to. I made the teachers laugh too.

When I was about 8 or 9 years old my dream was to see the world, especially the tropical countries on the Equator, deep forests, oceans, huge mountains, wild animals. I thought the only way! was to sneak in a boat and go as "stow away”. I wished I were a boy, I thought boys could get away with such thing but not girls. Years later, my dream came true. I traveled to many countries and places in the world, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America including Peru (Amazon), and almost every state in USA. I met many people, learned about their life, made friends. This dreaming girl chose the unromantic profession of a Dentistry. Actually, somebody challenged me that I couldn't get in because there were ten times more applicants than school would take in... So I did. It worked fine after all After graduating from University of Istanbul, School of Dentistry, I managed to get a scholarship and came to New York City, to get certificate for Pedodontics. Short time later, another study was to get License for Practicing Dentistry in USA I attended School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill., additional two years That made it possible for me to open my own office. as D.D.S.

The most rewarding part of being a dentist was doing aesthetic dentistry, changing looks from unattractive teeth and face to a beautiful happy smile that brought confidence and success to my patients. Also, sometimes I was called "having healing hands" when I treated swellings, infections, pain of a horrendous toothache. Children were challenging, but I enjoyed having them, got along well with them.

After about 20 years I retired. Best part of being retired is: not having to get up early, rush to office... Sadly, my husband passed away in 2009. Our cat Melody was my companion until she died at the age of 20 I walk, dance, swim, read, paint, play bridge, play chess, spend time with friends.I take care of my plants. I have a big plant in my kitchen that is 24 years old. I have a "green Thumb" When I touch, plant survives...
I did lots of challenging things. I raised a son, a happy challenge. He followed my steps. He is an M.D.now.

Well, What shall I do next?... Bungee jumping? Sky Diving? Ha ha ha ... Thank you Divan Center for making this exhibition possible.


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