LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — Residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City have been getting creative for a cause. Beneath each brush stroke are the seniors at the memory care community, who apply their feelings in full color on canvas.

These works of art are illustrated by the minds of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, and will be on display during the Art for Alzheimer’s Auction on April 17, at the memory care community located at 155 Morning Pointe Dr.

The associates, families and local volunteers are credited with pulling the gallery together for the seniors, who are the true stars of the show. Every week, the residents will engage in creative self-expression as they prepare work to be featured.

Funds raised from the auction will benefit the upcoming Alzheimer’s Tennessee walk in Knoxville.

“Our volunteers have been very drawn to what we do here at the Lantern, and they are happy to give their time to seeing this project come to light,” says Maggie Devaney, Lantern program director. “We find so much joy from seeing our residents exercise their creativity with colors on the canvas.”

Photo 1: Katherine Dean, Mabel Sumner, Edna Cox, Lois Baker, Ann Barr enjoy painting their latest creations for the upcoming Art Auction at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City.

Photo 2: June Terrell, Pam Hill with husband, Ruth Walters and Ruth Bailey enjoy painting their latest creations for the upcoming Art Auction at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City.

Photo 3: Katherine Dean and Mabel Sumner enjoy painting their latest creations for the upcoming Art Auction at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City.