In celebration of nurturing the spirit of life through the creative arts, Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care at Brookline was proud to host its fourth annual art auction.
This remarkable event featured original pieces created by a team of Juniper residents. From acrylic paintings to marbled mugs, a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces were available for purchase.
In addition to this diverse and colorful collection, Wellspring had the honor of showcasing works by two resident artists: Alyce Ritti and James Delansky.
Alyce Ritti is a collage artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide, from Pittsburgh, to Rome, to Oslo, to Paris. Of her art, Alyce says, “Mixed- media collage allows me to work with serious subjects in playful ways.” For Juniper’s art auction, Alyce created a collage series depicting scenes from the Iliad, as well as a dream-like acrylic painting of her vineyard. Guests enjoyed not only talking with Alyce, but also having the opportunity to purchase one of her sought-after creations.
James Delansky, a tie-dye artist, produced a collection of vibrantly-colored shirts especially for this event. Tie-dye is a medium that James has only begun to explore recently, but he has found to be a wonderful creative outlet. The colors that James chose embodied a sense of joy and playfulness, and were a popular item at the event.
Director of Dining, Penny Jeffries, created a beautiful charcuterie board, paired with artistic desserts and carefully selected wines to make the event extra special for residents and the community. As Juniper resident Harriet O’Brien commented, “It was a wonderful, wonderful party!”
Proceeds from the Juniper Village at Brookline art auction benefitted the music and memory program and the Alzheimer’s Association of Centre County.