Memories in the Making: The Golden Pavilion, and others by Doris

Untitled by Doris

The Golden Pavilion by Doris

Desert Sunset

Memories in the Making is an Alzheimer’s Association art therapy program for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Volunteer facilitators help people with dementia – many of whom often have no art background – create drawings and paintings. These sessions provide participants social interaction and boost their self-esteem while opening the channels of communication with loved ones.

Today’s featured Memories in the Making artist is DorisDoris has really blossomed in the Memories in the Making group. She often talks about how much fun she has painting and really enjoys sharing stories about her life. She lived in Oklahoma as a young girl, and moved to South San Francisco in the 40s, where she graduated from high school. Many of her paintings remind her of her time growing up in Oklahoma and California. Desert Sunset is full of life, color, and peaceful memories. The Golden Pavilion was inspired by a beautiful pavilion in Kyoto, Japan.

Doris’s painting is just one of the many works of art that will be auctioned off at our annual Memories in the Making Art & Wine Auction, held this year on March 2 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. In addition to work by Memories in the Making artists, the silent and live auction selection will include fine wines, unique experiences and luxury items. Visit to purchase tickets and learn more.

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