23 May 2019
As part of a long-time activity with the Lifestyle team called “Art with Almeta”, clients have been painting with water, acrylic and mixed media to exhibit a wide range of still life, landscapes and portraiture.
Artist and mentor, Almeta Lennon together with Christine Hopkins (renown local Sunshine Coast Hinterland artist), opened the colourful exhibition with all the clients, family and public attending.
“The clients are excited to show their artworks to family, friends and the community. For most of them, this is the first time they have painted and to get their artworks exhibited is such a great feeling,” Petra, the Lifestyle Coordinator said.
“For many of them, painting in Almeta’s art class gives them a sense of purpose and they have so much fun too socialising with others in the residence.”
The opening of the Art show began with Christine Hopkins, local Sunshine Coast Hinterland artist saying, “Art is part of your soul, it pushes you, challenges you, lifts you – it is an ongoing journey.”
At Arcare Maroochydore, the creative journey lifts their spirits and with such wonderful artistic talents, the clients aged from 65 to late 90’s are proud to display their artwork.
“The connections for creativity in the brain can be established at any time of your life and for our clients, the group not only gives them a chance to socialise but also to tap into hidden talents and enjoy an increased feeling of self-worth,” said Petra.