Poppy's Place, Assisted Living, Denver, CO
For 5 months in 2008, Joanna brought a painting class in to Poppy's Place Assisted Living Facility. This is an in-home setting with a 24-hour nursing staff for a range of people - some completely lucid, others suffering from advanced Alzheimer's. During her work at Poppy's Place, Sara, who had cerebral palsy became a prolific artist as a direct result of her class with Joanna. Before that, Sara had never done art. She had worked as a school bus driver for 30 years before developing cerebral palsy.