Art Sparks Proves to be a Success!

Yesterday was the final session of Art Sparks, an innovative pilot project serving those with memory loss and their care partners. The four-part session, led by artist LeeAnn Goerss, and funded by Central Minnesota Arts Board, provided an opportunity to demonstrate the ability of the arts to meet a community need. Dementia related illness affects an ever-growing segment of the population, and this program provided social interaction, physical and mental stimulation, and a healthy outlet for creative expression. Based on the overwhelming success of the project, the Paramount will be seeking funds to sustain this work.