Memories in the Making: Happy Sunflower and Do You See Me? by Shirley

Happy Sunflower by Shirley

Do you see me? by Shirley

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 Shirley. Shirley’s artwork invites you to look closer. Her distinctive style and attention to hidden details make her finished products jump off the page. Shirley has been a Memories in the Making staple for years, frequenting the class and finding so much joy and peace in the hours of painting. Born in Chicago,her creativity and eye for color and shape go back to when she worked as a dress designer and an interior decorator. Shirley has three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her lively paintings match her personality, since two of her favorite activities these days (other than painting and drawing) are dancing and flirting!

Shirley’s paintings are just two 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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