Boston Home art show set for next weekend

The Boston Home will host its sixth annual “At Home with the Arts” exhibition and sale on Sunday, May 31. The event will feature work by residents of the Boston Home, a Residence and Center for Care adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. All art sales will benefit The Boston Home’s innovative arts program for the resident artists including watercolor painting classes taught three times a week by local artist Susan Krause using adaptive technologies developed at the Boston Home.

During a Public Open House on Sunday from 12:30 through 4:30 p.m., there will be demonstrations of adaptive technologies developed for The Boston Home, including adaptive painting tools, by in house occupational therapy staff and Assistive Technology Specialist Don Fredette and adaptive devices by students from MIT’s Hobby Shop classes in consultation with the residents. Boston City Singers, a Dorchester-based, citywide children’s chorus will perform at the open house. Old Fashioned Strawberry shortcake and lemonade will be served. The event is free.

A VIP opening reception with performances and an art installation will be held on Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in the Garden Gallery, wheelchair accessible indoor pavilion and garden space with a koi pond. The event will feature ongoing performances by New York City’s Dance Gang, live jazz, and an installation of art banners by Jaffrey, N.H. artist Holly Alderman. Tickets to the VIP reception are $40. For more information visit thebostonhome.org or call 617-825-3905.

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