Madison senior living facility showcases resident art in gallery night event

MADISON, Wis. — A senior living and memory care community on Madison’s west side held its first-ever resident gallery night on Wednesday.

The event at Vista West on Bella Vista Drive featured homemade art from residents ranging from quilts to jewelry, paintings and pottery.

It also provided a way for residents to bond on a deeper level.

“This is sort of a representation of the talents of some of the residents here,” resident Phyllis Stokes said. “Most of us have not seen what our fellow residents do and this is really one of the first chances that we’ve had.”

“This is really an eye-opening thing today to see the talent, and it’s in this building.,” resident Mary Tibbitts said.

Staff members said the event was a success and a great way for residents to express their feelings and emotions when some may not be able to do so with words.

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