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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Comes to Spring Arbor Salisbury

- Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Comes to Spring Arbor Salisbury (Through March 17)

Spring Arbor of Salisbury has brought a little bit of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to their residents, families and the community through their traveling exhibit, “What’s so Radical About Impressionism.”  Eleven Impressionist era paintings hang in the hallway for all to view until March 17, 2010.

Spring Arbor Living embraces the proven practice of “art therapy” as a means to improve the quality of life for our guests by promoting individuality, building self-esteem, elevating mood through the stimulation of creativity, and stimulating cognition and memory.   Art therapy is often used to treat people with dementia, a growing population that needs on-going, creative programming to address their changing needs.

The primary focus behind creative therapy is to reduce anxiety and increase attention. Oftentimes, people with dementia become socially isolated because of their condition. Communication can also be difficult for someone with dementia, adding to the feeling of isolation. Art therapy encourages communication as well as socialization and expression, particularly for those clients in the later stages of dementia.

Please feel free to stop by Spring Arbor of Salisbury to view the fine works of Eugene Boudin, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pieree August Renoir, and others. Read more here