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For Love And Art

Rating: 4.94 stars   51 reviews 2,534

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Address:

4848 Lemmon Avenue Dallas TX 75219 USA

Mission:

The For Love & Art project puts digital photo books, or "artbooks" into the hands of people with limited mobility who simply cannot make the trip to a museum to take in the beauty of the art therein.

Target demographics:

Hospice patients, Those with Limited Mobility, Seniors, Elderly in wheelchairs, Those with End of life issues, Assisted Living residents, Nursing Home patients, Senior Home Patients, Hospitals

Direct beneficiaries per year:

VA Hospitals in various cities

Geographic areas served:

All over the world.

Programs:

Docent program: A company or team leader puts together a group of donators to gather 500.00 & choose a local hospital or hospice to dedicate the purchased digital artbook in memory of a love one or someone special with end of life issues.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Christian Care Senior Living Community in Mesquite, Texas, is grateful for the Love and Passion that Mark Lombard and his volunteers have shared with our Assisted Living Residents. The attention that our residents give to the Art that is shared is breath taking and memorable. To listen to our residents ask questions about the art and share their life experiences with the group is very special. The Love of Art Discussion group has become a monthly event in our Assisted Living. Praying for this Community partnership to become a lifetime event for our Senior Residents. Sharing and Caring for the Love of Art is so very important to us all, no matter what the age.
Thank You, Cynthia Evans, Activities and Special Events for Bentley Assisted Living, Christian Care Senior Living Community, Mesquite, Texas

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The For Love and Art book is extremely easy to use and captures the attention of the participant's we serve at Seasons Adult Day Health Services of Midland, MI. They enjoy going through each piece and discussing if they would "hang it on their wall" or not. Many of the pieces provoke strong feelings of like or dislike which is great! It gets them talking and socializing with their peers, demonstrating their personal taste and opinions. I would highly recommend this art book to any facility providing care for seniors with dementia. It is a great tool to use for 1:1 activities and provides a medium for new staff or volunteers to interact with someone with dementia. Thank you Mark!

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The most important aspect of any museum is engaging the community. This program allows seniors and those with disabilities to also enjoy the finer and better things in life. I think this is a wonderful and much needed program that shows interest in maintaining the arts and compassion to the community.

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For Love and Art has gifted many of the member hospices of the Texas Non Profit Hospice Alliance with these incredible art books. The passion, detail and professionalism and incredible generosity that FL&A brings to this project has allowed our non-profit hospices all across Texas to bring the transformational experience of art to the bedsides of those who can no longer visit a museum. This is an organization that has touched the lives and spirits of those at the end of life and made a true difference. Thank you For Love and Art!

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The experience of being able to give Covenant Hospice such a beautiful donation in my brother Doug Newcombe's honor was unbelievable. The " For Love of Art" art book was so well received. The various art galleries drew "oohs and ahs" from everyone. When the presentation was over, there wasn't a dry eye in the room.

The whole experience brought me closer to Doug. I felt like we were kids again and just talking on the beach. I could hear his jokes interspersed within the ceremony. Doug's spirit was definitely in the room. He was laughing but pleased, that this was all in his honor.

In my 57 yrs, this was one of the most spiritual moments I have encountered. It truly was awesome.

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We wanted to take the chance to thank you again for all your generosity and assistance with getting the ArtBook to Isabella Geriatric Center here in New York. On Friday, November 12th, my colleague Julia and I went to Isabella to present the ArtBook to the staff. We met with a variety of individuals who are going to spearhead the usage of the ArtBook. Particularly, we met with the recreational therapists from both rehabilitation and end of life care units at Isabella. Additionally, the Marketing Coordinators and other administrators were thrilled to see the partnership forming between For Love & Art, New York Cares and Isabella.

The staff brought a few residents down to the meeting room to see how the ArtBook operated. The response was extremely positive. In fact, one woman let us know she had not been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in over 40 years and was thrilled to have the pieces brought to her through For Love & Art. The staff was excited to use the book on a variety of units and knows it will make a meaningful impact on the residents. So thank you on behalf of both Isabella and New York Cares.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I am the CEO of a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A family member of a resident that we recently served in our health care center wanted to honor her memory with a gift from For Love and Art. We are so thrilled to have this virtual museum to share with our residents, especially those who either can't or won't come out of their rooms to participate in activities. We have so many great things for our residents to do but we often struggle to find just the right tool for one on one visits with residents in their rooms. The virtual museum is such a wonderful way to share beautiful art with folks who have lived wonderful lives but now suffer - some in mind; some in body; but never in spirit. We are really looking forward to lifting their spirits with the beauty we now have in our hands. We are so greatful to the family of our resident for honoring her and sharing this wonderful gift with us. God Bless.

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I am honored to be featured in one of your videos to help spread the word of a beautiful cause. My mother was the client served. Such a beautiful memory I have of the day you visited us when my mom was still alive! The digital photo books showed masterpiece paintings from famous museums all over and it seemed to have brought joy to my mom's heart and wake up her soul again - She enjoyed so much looking at the art and traveling to museums through the digital ArtBooks and she also enjoyed talking about the art work she painted throughout her years. I will always remember and cherish this day. I hope your organization continues to grow to bring joy to many others who are not physically able to get out. Much love to you Mr. Mark Lombard You are a beautiful soul!

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Imagine, you, the younger, running the tidal beaches, frolicking among the waves, the sun growing weary on your youthful shoulders, the world as new and fresh and interesting and unending as the longest days of summer. Imagine, you, the parent, chasing children over green grass, laughing, hair flying, happy in unending days of independence. The places you've been, the sights you've seen, the toil and labor and love and heartache and joy experienced and the years you've earned.
Imagine, you, the senior, living among others met with the similar fate of growing old. Living now with youthful years behind you, yet it is the body that grows old, not the desire for joy and love and beauty. You, the senior, can be taken away on a train of memories, drawn one at a time from the bank of the world held in your hands, a world as wondrous and awe-inspiring as the days of your youth. You are transported from your confines and back into the realm of wonder, allowing yourself to play within the new world of wonder, your imagination running wild, inspired, reflecting on the worlds at your fingertips, safe, sound, not forgotten. No one should be forgotten. No one should be without the chance to behold that which may be unexploredly new, or as comfortable as an old friend, a painting, a recreation of a point of time, a recollection of days gone by or those as yet to be seen, inexplicably intricate and detailed as you delve deeper, or as serene and simple as a passing white cloud.

That is what you hold in your hands. You look at a collection of the world's most exquisite artistic renderings in a magical book, up close, closer than an ordinary gallery patron is allowed to be and you realize you are a cherished person. Someone has cared enough to let you grasp, again, the wonders of the world.

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I am continually in awe of the simple, yet profound, healing that comes from art. It has a power to transcend the path of mortality and transport humans into a realm that brings hope and happiness simply by looking at it. The For Love and Art project brings this hope and healing to those in great need, yet least able to receive such an opportunity, and that is something to be celebrated; and the ability to bring the BEST of the art world to those needing beauty in thier lives is simply amazing!!!

-Melanie Davis
Founder of Love Your Veterans

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