Senior’s art show to benefit Alzheimer’s

Liliana Lebeau will play host to a Senior Project Art Show to help raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event will take place in the media center.

Art teacher Matthew Henderson will be on hand to show support for Lebeau and her cause.

“She’s been a student of mine for two years, and she’s fantastic,”  Henderson said.  “She came into AP Art last year without really taking any art classes and just had a really good sense of composition and how to create pieces naturally.”

With these pieces, Liliana hopes to spread knowledge about diseases such as alzheimer’s and dementia.

“My great-grandmother passed away last October due to Alzheimer’s, she had it for about two years, and it was one of those things that really interested me, like the process and everything, not to mention art therapy can help with brain degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia,”  Lebeau said.  “So I wrote my paper on art therapy and on both of those diseases and then I figured that a good way to combine both art and Alzheimer’s was to host an art show to raise money for it.”

There will be no entrance fee for the show, but donations will be accepted.

By Taylor Smith