Residents at Belmont Village Senior Living in Lakeway will exhibit their artwork at the Lake Travis Community Library’s rotating exhibit in February. The exhibit will display 21 pieces that showcase a wide range of styles, from portraits to abstract expressions. An opening reception will be held Friday, 2-3 p.m. Visitors may purchase their favorite pieces, available for pickup in early March. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter to help fund research and the programs and resources that the chapter provides for Austin-area families.
The library features a new artist each month and exhibits are free and open to the public. The Belmont Village residents will be the first group of seniors to exhibit as a community at the library. The residents, many of whom are living with memory loss or cognitive changes themselves, have been working on their paintings and mixed media collages since September 2019 with local artist and art teacher Lynn Zwern. The artwork covers a variety of topics and subjects.
One of the most notable paintings to be displayed and available in a silent auction is a collaborative piece between residents and staff. Belmont Village Enrichment Leader Liz Walker gave form to the project by outlining a large canvas with a whimsical sunrise scene. Over the course of several weeks, residents stopped by to add a few brush strokes and their own mix of colors until the piece was complete.
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