Art League Workshop, Exhibit to Focus on Memory

The Art League of Long Island will host a show in June that focuses on the theme of memory.

The League said the show will be part of its continuing efforts to support
mental wellness through artistic expression.

A workshop and an exhibition will give participants a chance to engage with art as a means of coping with and understanding the complexities of memory.

The highlight of the June events will be an exhibition and a workshop focusing on the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other maladies surrounding memory.

Hosted by Josh Rose in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, the exhibition will showcase the artwork of his mother, Junelee Graham Rose, whose work was a
reflection of her personality and love for movement and dance. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2010 and died in 2018.

The exhibition opening reception will be held on June 15, from 1 pm to 3 pm,
providing attendees with the opportunity to experience her work firsthand. This exhibition will be on view through June 29.

In addition to the exhibition, a workshop for patients and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments will be held on June 28. Led by Brittany Colasanto ATR-BC, LCAT of Good Samaritan University Hospital, the workshop will involve a Mandala-making art project that will culminate in a collaborative tree mural. The Mandala-making process serves as a meditation alternative, helping participants manage the complex emotions that come with
memory loss.

Art League Plans Exhibition of Members’ Works

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