i'm here: art in the service of memory

 

Form+Content Gallery presents I’m Here: Art in The Service of Memory, a 'social practice' exhibition organized by Sandra Menefee Taylor of curated artworks made in a 10-year span of one and one half hour classes with adults who are facing some form of cognitive memory loss.

As described by Wikipedia "social practice is an art medium that focuses on social engagement, inviting collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions in the creation of participatory art".

The work presented will be painting, drawings and artist books created with "In A New Voice" program at the Amherst H. Wilder Adult Day Health Services, St Paul, Minnesota. The artists are individuals who are facing loss of known and familiar identities.  Most of the artworks presented will be from artists who have never depended on art as an identity, but now find it to be a great joy to tell, build, problem solve, and create a new sense of themselves as makers.

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July 06 – August 12, 2017
 
Opening Reception
Saturday, July 08, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm

7:00 pm  Open conversation about the work with artist Sandra Menefee Taylor and Sue Ryan, OT, Wilder Foundation

Free and open to the public. Donations gladly accepted to support the Wilder Adult Day Health program.