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Paintings created by folks with dementia raise funds for Alzheimer's Association

Posted at 5:55 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 08:45:37-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A traveling art show is showcasing paintings created by artists with different types of dementia.

It's called "Memories in the Making," and the pieces are being sold to help raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association.

Senior care staff say painting serves as a positive and creative outlet to stimulate the mind.

"Folks who have dementia have lost so many of their abilities. Sometimes the ability to speak, whatever it is" explained Shirley Colvard, Director of Community Relations at Springs Ranch Memory Care.
"[So] this gives them a really good outlet to be able to express themselves and feel really good about themselves."

The framed paintings available for $150 each and other matted (unframed) paintings available for $40 each.

The money raised for the Alzheimer's Association is helping fund research for a cure.

You can find the exhibit at Springs Ranch Memory Care through Monday, September 23rd, and below is the full list of dates and locations for the art show:

  • September 18-23: Springs Ranch Memory Care (Address: 3315 Emmett View Drive.)
  • September 21: America the Beautiful Park
  • September 25-30: Brookdale Skyline (Address: 2365 Patriot Heights.)
  • October 2-27: Pikes Peak Library District East (Address: 5550 N Union Blvd.)

Art show organizers pointed out the event was generously sponsored by local businesses.
Academy Art and Frame donated all the framing and matting, A Call to Order provided all the move coordination, and Pivot Communication produced the event flyers,