1/7-2/28, “The Artist Within” Art of Alzheimer’s Exhibition Highlights Vibrant Artwork By Elders Living With Dementia. Songwriting Works is Featured on 1/7/16 (music) and 2/5/16 (workshop)!


In this first exhibition of its kind in Seattle, The Artist Within will feature surprising, delightful and inspiring art that opens hearts and minds, enabling us to see the simple truth that those who are living with dementia are still here, living with creativity, dignity, and joy.

On January 7th, Songwriting Works’ Judith-Kate Friedman will sing “Way Up in the Air” as part of the exhibit’s opening reception, between 4-6 pm.

On February 5th, songwriters Judith-Kate and Keeth Monta Apgar will bring interactive songwriting to the exhibition! In this free two-hour session, participants will tour the galleries before coming together to create an original song based upon their impressions of the artwork. No prior musical background is needed. Participants will experience the magic of collective reflection and song composition using SW’s 8 Principles of Creative Engagement – access, inclusion, originality, authenticity, respect, reciprocity, restoration and celebration.

Free and open to all, the Art of Alzheimer’s Exhibition will feature fascinating artwork by people, ages 60 to 101, who live (or lived) with dementia. Throughout the seven weeks of the exhibition, a series of activities developed in concert with community partners—catalysts for knowledge, empathy, creativity and involvement. Songwriting Works is proud to be a part of this dynamic series!

Presented in cooperation with the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, the Department of Neighborhoods and 4Culture, The Artist Within will be held at City Hall’s Lobby Gallery & Anne Focke Gallery, January 7 through February 26, 2016, 600 Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle, Monday—Friday, 7am—6pm. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, January 7 from 4—6pm.

For more information on The Artist Within, click here.

Photo Credit: “Vista”, featured in the exhibition, The Artist Within. Courtesy of Arts of Alzheimers.

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