Art enhances quality of life for veterans

Jan 17, 2019 | News

Artworks facilitator Zana Becker chats with Brock Fahrni resident Alfred Best, 93, in the studio.Artworks facilitator Zana Becker chats with Brock Fahrni resident Alfred Best, 93, in the studio.

Alfred Best dips his brush in a jar of paint and applies a liberal amount of bubble-gum pink to his canvas.

“It matches my blue eyes,” the 93-year-old quips as he sweeps the cheerful hue across his latest masterpiece, “that’s the main thing.”

Alfred and a half dozen other residents of St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni are seated around a large table in the Artworks studio concentrating on their creative projects, sipping from mugs of hot cocoa, and nibbling on shortbread. Judy Garland croons softly over the speakers and the propped-open studio door lets in some fresh air on an unseasonably mild winter’s day.

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