Color and texture abound in this installation of art created by members of the Arts Engagement Program. Working together during the fall 2019 session, they experimented with line, color, movement, and an array of art supplies to create an expressive set of colorful collage materials. Then, the artists cut and combined their different color and line stories to create collaborative sculptures. Teaching Artist, Tessa Windt, guided the groups through the process of becoming familiar with the materials and encouraged their creative freedom. Released from expectations of right and wrong, this project allowed for uninhibited creative expression and experimentation aimed at strengthening connections through collaboration.
Since 2008, the Arts Engagement Program at Phoenix Art Museum has fostered space for adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to create and engage in the visual arts with their caregivers. The Arts Engagement Program is generously supported in honor of the caregivers who support their partners with love, respect, patience, and laughter and make a difference every day and by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.