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Garrison Center to Host Alzheimer’s Patients Art Show [Audio]

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On the Thursday edition of Lubbock’s First News, Wendy Grimes, executive director of the Garrison Education and Care Center, described the upcoming art show that will display the works of Alzheimer’s patients.

The Art Through Their Eyes show will exhibit paintings by Garrison Center Alzheimer’s patients. The event will be held at Host and Toast, a wine store in the Tech Terrace Shopping Center, on May 2 at 7 p.m., during the First Friday Art Trail. This is the second year the Garrison is presenting pieces by these artists at Host and Toast. The exhibit will feature some works of patients done prior to dementia diagnosis along with works done by the same artists over the progression of the disease. Grimes noted this would be interesting because some patients were professional artists before coming to the Garrison. Grimes said all patients with dementia diagnosis can participate in the show by contributing a painting along with a title and description. She said, “The art is very representative of whatever they are wanting to paint… They love the artwork. It’s very calming; it gets them out of a moment of distress and it brings them inside themselves and they are creating.” Artwork is already hanging in the store on 26th and Boston, but will be offered for sale through a silent auction on the day of the event.

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