"Art on The Brain"
Sorta Wordless Wednesday Post 55
Organized in partnership with the Adult Care Center of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Art on the Brain features 30 abstract paintings created by people diagnosed with various forms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The Adult Care Center of the Northern Shenandoah Valley is a day program for individuals requiring assistance due to Alzheimer’s or other neurological diseases. The Center engages participants through therapeutic and recreational activities that are geared toward finding abilities within disabilities, focusing on what remains rather than what has been lost.
These activities provide individuals with opportunities for creative expression and personal decision making. The works seen in the Art on the Brain display in the MSV resulted from tactile, creative therapies. Most of the paintings were created by collaborative efforts by multiple artists. The title for each work is inspired by the participants’ interpretation of the images portrayed, and their use of color, texture, and design.