Columbus brothers open art studio after father's Alzheimer's diagnosis

John and Jerry Fitzpatrick decided to open an art studio together after their father died. (WSYX/WTTE)

Jerry was traveling the world, creating prosthesis for people in war-torn regions.

John was taking care of their father, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

The Fitzpatrick brothers both needed an escape: sculpting.

Jerry returned to Central Ohio just before their father's death.

Together, they opened a studio in Franklinton, Red Head X 2, to create their pieces.

"When [Jerry] works with metal it speaks to him," John said. "When I work with metal, it argues with me."

Their studio will be part of the Open Studio and Stage event on October 7 and 8.

"When people come in here, I want them to say 'Wow, that's cool!" Jerry said.

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