Memories in the Making: Togetherness and others by Mary H.
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.
Mary H. chooses mountain or ocean scenes most often, working with concentration throughout the session. Mary was a school teacher for “thousands of years'” teaching kindergarten through college classes, art being one of the subjects she taught. She has also traveled the world quite extensively, including taking an African safari and a trip to Ireland. Mary is one of seven children, but the only one to share her mother’s artistic talent. She grew up in Menlo Park, where there were several horse stables in her area, which led her to enjoy many afternoons riding horses with her friends. She now likes to paint horses during Memories in the Making, and enjoys sharing her memories from her youth.
Mary’s paintings are just a few 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 www.alz.org/norcal to purchase tickets and learn more.