Intergenerational Arts and Alzheimer’s Workshops in Chicago, February-April 2016

To coincide with the exhibit William Utermohlen: A Persistence of Memory at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Dabble Kids is organizining a tour of the exhibit for children followed by a hands-on intergenerational art workshop.

Dates: February 20, March 19, April 23 and May 21, 2016 from 11am-4pm.
Where: The Clare, 55 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611. The Clare is a senior independent living community located on the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus in Chicago’s Gold Coast at Rush Street & Pearson Street.
Cost: $20. For more information click here. Children must be accompanied by an adult for both the LUMA tour and the art workshop.

The workshops are being led by Dr. Yemonja Smalls, art therapy expert at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), who will be joined by Jean Morman Unsworth, the 91 year-old co-founder of the Chicago Children’s Museum. Dr. Small will be working from the original curriculum that Morman created for the museum’s inception.

Also on hand to on hand to answer questions will be the co-curator of the LUMA exhibit, Jennifer Norback, and Berna Huebner, co-director/co-producer of the arts and Alzheimer’s documentary I Remember Better when I Paint, which is screening at LUMA in March and April. Huebner is the founding director of the Hilgos Foundation which supports and encourages ongoing creativity for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

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