"Through the Eyes of Alzheimer's" Exhibit Opening

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Event Date(s): Sat, 01/19/2019 - 1:00pm - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:01am
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Through the Eyes of Alzheimer's Art Exhibit

Tri-County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening for “Through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s,” at the Art on Main Gallery in Allegany, on Saturday afternoon, January 19 from 1-3pm with a gallery talk at 1:15pm.  Appetizers and beverages will be served at the opening reception which is free and open to the public. The public is invited to come view these works on exhibit through February 22, 2019.

“Through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s” is a series of works by Carol Krieger from her sessions in art therapy. Carol is an artist who worked in traditional tole painting, so art therapy is the perfect continuation of a familiar practice. The exhibition will include paintings that Carole has copied next to her renditions.

Studies show that art therapy gives back in part, what Alzheimer’s has taken away. It stimulates the senses and encourages conversation. More than providing patients something pretty to look at or an exercise to keep them busy, it stimulates the brain, stirring memories. Whether they’re viewing or creating art themselves, Alzheimer’s patients can use it as a form of expression, particularly those individuals who can’t communicate verbally.

The Art on Main Gallery is open Monday through Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends.
Photo caption: An art therapy session with Carol Krieger.

For more information on this event please visit https://www.myartscouncil.net/

This event will be held at:

The Art on Main Gallery
100 W. Main St.
Allegany, NY 14706
United States
Phone: 716-372-7455
42° 6' 5.148" N, 78° 30' 57.132" W
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