Nov 05 - 28 2017
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Living Memories: Watercolor Paintings

Presented by Alzheimer's Association Memories in the Making at PPLD EAST BRANCH LIBRARY

Living memories: Watercolor Paintings is the Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making Art Exhibit and will showcase watercolor paintings created by members of the Colorado Springs community with Alzeimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

After people with dementia have lost the ability to use words, they are often still able to express thoughts and emotions and to share beloved memories through painting in small groups facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making program. Many of the artists have no previous painting experience, but as you will see, they discover an innate ability to create beautiful images about who they were and even more importantly…who they continue to be! Their paintings speak volumes to families, friends, caregivers and our community.

Joy Armstrong the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College states, “The ability to express ourselves is an important part of the human experience, and fortunately, there are many ways in which we can do so. Memories in the Making gives participants an opportunity to continue to share through the power of visual art by putting these alternately powerful, funny, and nostalgic memories on paper. It is a gift not only to the artists but also to the people who love them, to have this incredible outlet for self-expression. We are fortunate to learn, laugh, and love with these paintings and their creators, and to be reminded of the many gifts in our own lives.” Joy selected thirty paintings for Living Memories: Watercolor Paintings from over 300 submissions. Her professional eye and enthusiasm for the MIM program guarantee the art show will be a magnificent event.

All artwork will be for sale for the duration of the show. The public is invited to the opening reception of the show on Sunday, November 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. During the reception, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale will perform and there will be refreshments. 

Admission Info


Phone: (719) 266-9773

Dates & Times

2017/11/05 - 2017/11/28

Location Info


5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Accessibility Info