Alzheimer’s disease is usually an emotional roller coaster not only for the person who has it but also for family and friends. While you can’t let go of the disease, people can learn to let go of their emotions. One way is by expressing themselves through art.
An expressive arts therapist helps people grieve by creating art. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used her art therapy tools to help herself.
I followed through on something. That’s what brought me joy this week. I’ve mentioned before that I’m an art student at USM. When I started two years ago, I also set up a blog to chronicle my adventures. It’s called mylatestart (which, if you look closely, you’ll see also reads my latest art — unintentional cleverness.) […]
The route to college was a circuitous one for Rabih Dow. Literally. In order to catch a bus to Boston College, he had to circumvent a couple of city blocks rather than simply walk straight ahead and cross one street. That’s because Rabih is totally blind and in order to cross that one street safely, he […]
The next time you are at the top of India Street in Portland where it hits Congress Street, look for the Maine Jewish Museum. It’s set back from the street behind a black wrought iron fence, nestled between Angela Adams on the left and a parking lot on the right. The museum is a hidden gem […]
My friend Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil recently retired as Chair of the Fine Arts Department at McAuley High School. It was a full-time job with benefits, including health insurance. She’s not old enough for Medicare and is in the market for a policy that will fill the gap until she reaches the magic age. I know — she […]
One of my ideas of a good time is going to an art exhibit. So, I was delighted to be invited to the Cancer Community Center’s Art Preview Party at the Portland Regency Hotel last week. Even if it isn’t your favorite thing to do, I hope you’ll bear with me and at least take […]