I recently visited The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and enjoyed their latest Art in the Halls exhibit,
Art on the Brain.
This exhibit features works by people diagnosed with various forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
From the web site:
Art on the Brain
Now through October 16, 2016
Organized in partnership with the Adult Care Center of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, this display features 30 abstract paintings created by people diagnosed with various forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Adult Care Center of the Northern Shenandoah Valley is a day program for individuals requiring assistance due to Alzheimer’s or other neurological diseases. The Center engages participants through therapeutic and recreational activities that are geared toward finding abilities within disabilities, focusing on what remains rather than what has been lost. These activities provide individuals with opportunities for creative expression and personal decision-making. The works seen in the Art on the Brain display in the MSV resulted from tactile, creative therapies. Most of the paintings were created by collaborative efforts by multiple artists. The title for each work is inspired by the participants’ interpretation of the images portrayed, and their use of color, texture, and design.
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