Mamma: In the Meantime

Posted On Friday March 22, 2019

April 11 - June 2, 2019

ABOYNE – Mamma: In the Meantime is a powerful new exhibit that explores the challenges of ageing, caregiving, and living with dementia. Through a series of photographs, paintings, and videos, Durham artist Tony Luciani tells the story of his mother, Elia, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. Luciani’s photographs have caught international attention and have inspired both a TEDx talk and a CBC documentary.

“This project delves into her dementia and the angst she feels about being old now,” reflects Luciani. “It also speaks about life, love, endurance and willpower. It talks about the love a mother and child have in sharing moments that are too quickly vanishing.”

Many photographs are on loan from the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. “It is our sincere hope that this tremendous work can help create greater awareness and reduce the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias,” says ASGB Executive Director Stephen Musehl. “We need to create an environment where people are not afraid to ask for help. It’s our goal to let people know that life does not end at diagnosis.”

Please join us at the Museum for the Exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, April 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Everyone is welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.

Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora.

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For more information, please contact:
Hailey Johnston, Curator
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