SPARK! Exhibit at the Racine Arts Council
Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Awareness month, the Racine Art Museum has organized a small selection of 2 dimensional artwork created by SPARK! participants. On display November 5 through November 27, 2010 at the Racine Arts Council, this SPARK! exhibit will include watercolor and acrylic paintings, pastel drawings and collaged art pieces. Located at 316 Sixth Street, the Racine Arts Council is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, Noon - 4:00 pm and Fridays and Saturdays, Noon - 7:00 pm.
SPARK! provides enriching experiences at both RAM downtown and RAM's Wustum Museum, including monthly hands-on art activities, art conversations, poetry, dance and movement. RAM is proud to be one of five Wisconsin museums to receive a grant from the Helen Bader Foundation to fund the initiative to provide cultural programming for people with memory loss and their caregivers. The goal is to make RAM's collections and exhibitions more accessible to non-institutionalized people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's disease, as well as to their caregivers.
SPARK! Art Conversations at the Racine Art Museum
Tuesday, November 16 and
Tuesday, December 14
1:00 - 2:30 pm
SPARK! Art Activities at RAM's Wustum Museum
Friday, November 12 and
Friday. December 17
10:00 - 11:30 am
In addition to the monthly programs at each museum, RAM offers three to four Family Day events at either location throughout the year. Family Days provide an opportunity for families of people with memory loss to spend an afternoon together in a safe and welcoming environment, engaging in conversation, art making and art movement while enjoying a musical performance.
The next SPARK! Family Day
Sunday, December 5
1:00 - 4:00 pm
at RAM's Wustum Museum located at
2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine
Please call 262.636.9573 for more information or to register for a SPARK! program.
The presentation of this exhibition at the Racine Arts Council is made possible by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, RAM Society Members, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc. and Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Helen Bader Foundation, Inc, The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Racine United Arts Fund and Wisconsin Arts Board; Silver Sponsors - Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation and Real Racine; Bronze Sponsors - Clifton Gunderson LLP, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Friends of Fiber Art International and Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group