For Love and Art

Rating: 4.93 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 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  

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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 4 stars  

As the Volunteer Coordinator for Envoy Hospice in Fort Worth, I was blessed to have been awarded an Art Book by the magnificent Mark Lombard, in Memory of an Amon Carter Employee's Father. Many of our Envoy Hospice Volunteers have been thrilled to share this wonderful Art experience with our Hospice patients over the past year & it has brought joy & comfort to many afflicted with life-threatening illness & are at end-of-life. Also, I was fortunate to have the book with me during one of my recent Hospice Patient reviews in a Facility. I opened the book to show it to our patient as we sat at a table in a common area. Soon, along came a lady to join us, I showed the art pictures to both of them & we each gave our thought as to what the artist may have been thinking, then a few minutes later, there were "8" people at the table, all eagerly looking, talking & laughing & sharing about the art work! It was a glorious experience for ALL of us, especially me!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I was told about this organization and its mission statement I thought..."BRILLIANT IDEA" i work with some senior citizens and whether its a disablility, lack of energy or a transportation issue these Virtual Art Books provide hours of enjoyment to seniors who otherwise would not have access to artwork that they were once able to admire ina gallery or musuem.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more resources, volunteers to spread the word and praise

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I heard about this organization I thought...what a fantastic idea!!! For Love and Art is so smart, they bring the art museum to people that can no longer get there on their own.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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3 people found this review helpful

When my friend Mark told me about this project I thought it was such a wonderful idea that I try to spread the word whenever I see an opportunity.
Bringing art to people who would in their past have been able to go out to galleries and museums is like bringing food to a shutin, it is nourishment for the body and soul.
These books are truly works of art.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the joy as people experience For Love and Art

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase exposure

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I miss my dearly departed mother more days than not. The world continues despite my grief. While mom was alive, I was moved profoundly by the hospice which navigated her final days. Memories of my mom burst into my life without pretense or forethought. At those time, I find great comfort in the art book which continues the journey in her name. Her grand spirit lives on.

Consider an artbook for your local hospice. Assuage your grief. Help all the healers on their past, present and future journeys.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find them more money to expand their operations

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

We bought a book in honor of my mother for the hospice that took such exquisite care of her. She was a purveyor of joy, and this book mirrors that characteristic. It is so comforting to know her spirit will live on forever.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

This organization has a blessed mission and has touched many lives with their electronic art display. Mark has a beautiful collection of many periods of artistic expression on a special device that electronically displays these to people who would otherwise not be able to have access to them. Mark has a genuine caring spirit that reaches into hearts to transform their life experience. He is awesome in action.

Kathy

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I can't think of any changes necessary at this time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having a compact device, that is easy to use and holds the BEST digital art museum in the world, that is amazing. The ArtBook is simple, beautiful, and elegant.

With all the war torn bodies and spirits in this world, right now, there are so many places in the world where it could help. Easing the disquiet in people's hearts as their bodies, brains and hearts heals, what a grand mission.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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