Memories in the Making: Geometric Barn by Harry

Geometric Barn by Harry

Geometric Barn by Harry

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 Harry. Harry grew up in Redwood City. He lived for 7 years in Alaska where he worked on a railroad and in a mining operation. He did not like the way the Eskimos were treated by the whites. and tried to make up for his in his own relationships. He often sings a song about being as stubborn as a mule. He brings his friend to group, often carrying her purse and joking that he has taken all the money out. He really enjoys the painting group and when the group ends he often jokes and says “do I get a kiss and a hug for doing this?” His parting comment as he thanks us for our help with the group is usually, “Thank you. You’re very dear.”

Harry’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 1 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.