Beautiful Watercolors....SOLD to the highest bidders!
The 2013 Memories in the Making Art Auction was held Thursday, May 2nd at The Hobbs Building. This tenth annual Art Auction featured 53 treasured watercolor pieces, all painted by individuals with Alzheimer's. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with tasty food, beverage, and the entertaining talents of George Nigro and his auctioneering crew and John Holt of Fox 4 News.The Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America Chapter thanks Ward & Ward Custom Picture Framing, Inc. for donating the exceptional framing of the silent auction art as well as their expert art direction and assistance in custom framing of the live auction. Ward & Ward Custom Picture Framing can be reached at 816-333-6459.
See artwork that was included in the 2013 Art Auction
2013 Art Auction Chairpersons: Laura Ozenberger Rob Sweatt
Thank You to These Sponsors of the 2013 Art Auction
Masterpiece Sponsors Garden Terrace at Overland Park Inergy Village Shalom
Signature Sponsors Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Burns & McDonnell Lockton Companies Marny and John Sherman Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Villages of Jackson Creek Vinson& Elkins Ward & Ward Custom Picture Framing
Artist Sponsors Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation Generator Studio Husch Blackwell LLP Laura Ozenberger and Keith Cary Schlee, Huber, McMullen & Krause, P.C. Mary Stadler MedTrak Services Thoughtful Care
For information about becoming a sponsor for the 2014 Art Auction, please contact Debra Brook at 913.831.3888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Memories in the Making
When the one we love who has dementia seems distant and lost, the magic of art often provides the perfect venue for communication and expression. Through Memories in the Making, individuals with Alzheimer's disease express with watercolor what they can no longer communicate with words. Even if only for a moment, memories stored deep within are resurrected. When someone with Alzheimer's disease is given the opportunity to paint a memory, amazing stories emerge.
Memories in the Making is a weekly art program sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and hosted in assisted living communities, nursing facilities and adult day programs around the Chapter’s bi-state service area. Groups of 5 to 10 individuals are led by a trained, experienced volunteer artist and a facility staff person for a one-hour weekly art session. The annual Memories in the Making Art Auction celebrates the lives and voices of the individual artists involved in this program. The Art Auction, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America Chapter, showcases these treasures and the stories behind our talented artists.
For more information about the Memories in the Making program, or to volunteer as a group facilitator, please contact Karen Clond at 913-831-3888 or email@example.com.