Memories in the Making Art Exhibit
Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of artwork from the Memories in the Making program of Alzheimer’s Orange County. Over 20 pieces, created by program participants with Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), or related dementias, will be on display at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, from September 6 through November 3, 2017. A special presentation about the art, artists and the Memories in the Making program will be held on October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library.
Memories in the Making was created to provide a meaningful activity for persons with dementia, while focusing on creative expression as a form of communication. As part of the Memories in the Making program, patients with no art background can create art to regain the ability to communicate while boosting self-esteem and opening the channels of communication with loved ones.
The Program gives something back to patients, families, and the community that no other program has been able to duplicate. Patients benefit through the creation of art. Families benefit because communication is made possible, allowing them to develop a unique appreciation of their loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s.
More information about cultural arts programs in the City of Newport Beach can be found on the City’s Cultural Arts webpage at www.newportbeachca.gov/CulturalArts.