Page Robbins Adult Day Center guest Bill paints a chair for the center’s annual Art from the Heart fundraiser next Thursday at the Quonset. The free event will feature around 50 pieces of artwork created by guests of the adult day care center. For more information, call 854-1200.
Seniors at Page Robbins Adult Day Center have spent recent weeks creating pieces of artwork that will soon be for sale at the center’s annual Art from the Heart fundraiser.
Friends of Page Robbins will enjoy seeing and purchasing pieces of art that Page Robbins’ participants have created. There are paintings in water color, acrylics, tempera; pencil drawings; pieces of pottery; mixed media; textiles; two chairs and a table that have been embellished by the daily participants, most of whom have some form of memory loss.
Herbie Krisle, executive director of Page Robbins, calls the event a “friendraiser” as much as a fundraiser.
“This event showcases our tagline, ‘life doesn’t end with memory loss,’ by sharing myriad art pieces that people you might not expect could create, have,” said Krisle. “The pieces are amazing, actually. As are all our participants.”
In addition to the 50 or so pieces that will be available at silent auction and several at live auction to help fund the Page Robbins Adult Day Center, there will also be pieces for sale by professional artists. The professional artists will donate 25 percent of their sales to Page Robbins, an independent nonprofit agency that provides nonresidential weekday care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss, as well as the frail elderly, who may or may not have memory issues but would benefit from security and stimulation.
The free event will be from 7-9 p.m. on April 30 in the Quonset at 178 S. Center Street in Collierville.
The center is located at 1961 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville. Call 854-1200 or visit pagerobbins.org for more information.