Want to Help People with Dementia Make Art?

Attend the 2015 Memories in the Making® Art Auction & Gala

Paintings of umbrellas on beach in pastel colors
Reason to Hope by Jim Leigh

Benefit dinner, live auction, and silent auction, for Memories in the Making® art program:

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Individual ticket price: $90
Grand-prize raffle ticket (only 100 available): $100
VIP package (includes ticket to event, two raffle tickets and entry into the grand-prize drawing): $175

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About Memories in the Making®, a Fine Arts Program for People with Dementia

Memories in the Making® resulted from the exploration of the use of art as an alternative form of expression for people with dementia. While Alzheimer’s disease brings constant reminders of failures and losses, Memories in the Making® provides a nonjudgmental environment in which participants can express their feelings. The focus is on the process rather than the product, allowing people with dementia to experience moments of joy and a renewed sense of accomplishment and self-respect.

The benefits of Memories in the Making® can include:

• Improved self-esteem
• A productive outlet for emotions
• Increased attention span and focus
• Activation of neurons
• An opportunity to socialize, thus reducing isolation
• Recollection and expression of past memories
• A way to reconnect with loved ones

The loss of language doesn’t mean the loss of the desire to express oneself. In fact, the part of the brain responsible for creativity is one of the last to be affected by the disease. The paintings, sketches and drawings created by these artists are often highly expressive, beautiful and hopeful.  In viewing the art, the families, caregivers and the public are often touched by the tangible evidence of what remains of the individual.

Village Frame & Gallery Supports Memories in the Making®

We believe in the power of art to make a difference in the lives of people with dementia. This year, we are supporting Memories in the Making® locally by donating custom framing of 10 pieces for the auction. We hope you will join us in supporting this program by attending, and participating in, the art auction and raffle.

Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 ● (503) 245-8001
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.