Memories in the Making: The Essence of Autumn by Albert
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 Albert. Albert was born in 1925 and lived for many years in his home of Cairo, Egypt, working as a jeweler. In 1966, he was forced to flee with his wife and live for several months as refugees in France, until they were able to come to the United States. Albert found work as a draftsman, and the family lived for a while in Boston where he decided to pursue a degree in electronics technology. Upon completing his studies, Albert and his family moved to California, where he continued to work in the electronics field. Albert and his wife have two wonderful sons, one of whom serves in the U.S. Navy. Albert is a very creative man, who continues to enjoy painting, drawing and drafting. Painting in particular brings him a great deal of pleasure and a sense of accomplishment – as evidenced through his attention to the fine details and his quiet focus throughout his work on each image.
Albert’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 www.alz.org/norcal to purchase tickets and learn more.