When I came into this room, I was sad, gloomy, depressed and tired. Halfway through, my mood dramatically shifted and i became, well, … like I was beautiful and happy! It’s like the sun came out on me and cleared up all the clouds!
I especially liked “The Rose Garden.” Maybe I’ll get to go to the Crystal Bridges Museum someday.
This is so different from other things we do here, and it really makes you think! The mothers and children of Mary Cassatt are my favorites.
I especially like hearing what other residents think about the art. Yes, we often had different ideas, but I didn’t realize we had so much in common.
My name is Matt Harris and I am currently a Volunteer Caregiver with For Love & Art who leads presentations.
Through this organization I have not only been given one of the greatest opportunities of my life but I have learned that through Art, you can create happiness in others. I have also been fortunate enough to experience this happiness with others while leading these presentations.
"For Love & Art" allows volunteers like myself to not only interact with several groups of people that we normally are not able to communicate with but it also provides an opportunity to better your verbal and nonverbal communication skills. On top of all of that, since this is a nationwide organization, it is positively effecting people in every corner of this great nation and it still continues to grow, meaning that there are several more volunteer opportunities.
As for those who do not know anything about "For Love & Art", the mission of this great organization is below as well as the website in which I urge you to at least take a look at:
For Love & Art brings the Art Experience to those with limited mobility. For Love & Art is in the business of healing, rejuvenating and ‘dusting’ broken spirits – even if just for a little while – through simple human love, digital technology and the preternatural power of art…
Lastly, I would like to thank Mark Lombard as well as anyone else who brought life to "For Love & Art". Because of this, life has been brought back to so many others and I will help out in any way possible in order to see this organization continue growing.
I’m just a good old boy from a small town about 40 miles south of Amarillo and really like when you come around. I never got to visit museums growing up and didn’t know what I was missing. I never really thought I’d like art, but it sure is beautiful and gives me something to think about for days afterwards. Hearing what other folks think and feel about the pictures show me parts of myself I never recognized before. I reckon we’re not that much different after all.
I found myself completely engaged in your presentation and couldn't share enough about what I was experiencing in the moment. It sparked so many memories! It was not only beautiful, but had me remember that life is beautiful and to count my blessings. I am interested in volunteering with your organization. On a scale of 1 - 5, I rate this a "12!"
I have four words for this presentation: Beautiful! Wonderful! Magic! Perfect!
This project is really marvelous! I get how you express a feeling through paint and canvas...after you showed the mountaintop, I had the feeling of freedom!
I've been a minister for over 30 years. Sitting and watching this program gave me the same sense as leading my religious tours through the Holy Land...the sense of beauty and awe these paintings brought forth. Before witnessing it firsthand, I was skeptical about how it enriches the soul. Now I completely agree. Top marks for your efforts. God bless you.
Mark Lombard is a genius for creating this program. My father is in a home for patients with dementia but has been an avid art appreciator and artist his whole life. This program provides him the opportunity to relive the works that he has seen in person and learn about those he has not. For others who may not have experienced art firsthand, it takes them to a place of beauty, beyond their day-to-day existence. Art can also create connections, not only with the images, but with the community of people who looking at it. In addition to being visually stimulating, it is also emotionally engaging. So grateful that this program is being used in my dad's home.
I loved every bit of this presentation. It was telling us about the heritage of the Indians and I got quite enthused about how the Indians were living and how they rode their horses. And I especially like the painting of "The Pony Express." I am so glad the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth became part of this project because I'd never be able to get to see these beautiful paintings on my own.
On a scale of 1-5, I'd give this project a 7.