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For Love and Art

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Visual Arts

Mission: Why? For Love & Art believes that viewing art unleashes powerful, creative and unique experiences for people and that sharing these experiences greatly elevates quality of life psychosocially, cognitively, spiritually and physically. How? For Love & Art partners with the community outreach programs of fine museums around the world and showcases their collections individually, (Virtual Museum ArtBooks), or in group presentations ("Courting the Art Experience"). Professional and volunteer caregivers actively engage participants to reflect, recollect and share their experiences while viewing museum masterpieces. Fear, loneliness and boredom transform into beauty, joy and magic of life. What? For Love & Art is a 501(c)3 nonprofit enterprise whose mission is to bring the Art Experience to people with limited mobility. Simply, we use museum art to "love on" people.

Results: As of October 30, 2016: Partnered with 20 fine museums around the world. Gave over 200 "Courting the Art Experience" group presentations to senior communities. Placed 265 Virtual Museum ArtBooks as memorial gifts in hospices, hospitals and senior venues. Trained over 400 caregivers. Touched over 20,000 individuals.

Target demographics: People with Limited Mobility: Seniors, the sick and infirm, those with end of life issues. People in hospitals, predominantly children and veterans.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Patients, residents and caregivers in VA Hospitals in various cities, Senior Communities, Hospitals

Geographic areas served: Senior Communities and Hospitals all over the world.

Programs: "Courting the Art Experience" An hour long program during which residents of senior communities are engaged by volunteers to share their experience while viewing masterpieces from our partner museums on big screen community televisions. Fear, loneliness and boredom transform into Beauty, Joy and Magic of Life! Virtual Museum ArtBook Endowment: An individual or group fundraises $750.00 & chooses an eligible healthcare facility (hospice, hospital, VA Medical Center) to endow a Virtual Museum ArtBook in memory of a chosen other. The perfect memorial gift that brings art and what art provides - mind, body and soul - to the infirm at the grassroots.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just really enjoyed the pictures. I enjoyed the colors and the stories that they told. Please come back.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For Love & Art is a breath of fresh air. I really enjoyed this presentation. I love art, it takes my mind off of everything. I loved today’s show, with all the Indians. I used to date an Indian back in high school. It also reminded me of Arizona, where I spent a large part of my life. Your show was beautiful and brought back so many fond memories. I'll bring a friend the next time you come.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I’d rate this about 6.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

​After watching this show, my heart is filled with gratitude and joy. I guess what they say is true...a thing of beauty is a joy to behold! Thank you for visiting with us today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to travel all over Europe with my beloved husband during my life, and these artworks brought back many fond memories. I'm looking forward to you coming back again!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bless the museums for being willing and wanting to share these paintings with people in assisted living. They were loved and appreciated!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This presentation was beautifully informative and hearing other people talk about how they experienced the paintings challenged me to think outside the box and see things that weren't obvious to me at first. We can't get to the museums anymore and it's wonderful that the museums can come to us. We're so glad you found us and can't wait for you to return!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

To sum it up in one word: AWESOME! It completely exceeded my expectations. On a scale of one to five, I give this presentation a 7!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My residents having a great experience with "For Love & Art" program. Representative from "Love & Art" program engages residents very lively and explains them very patiently. I wanted to keep continue with this program as long as I can.
Thanks "for Love & Art " coming to my facility and giving an opportunity to my residents to participate in this wonderful program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I almost forgot how much beauty there is in the world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I very much enjoyed viewing these colorful paintings and telling people how they made me feel. So much better than watching TV.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I work for an assisted living as a life enrichment coordinator. This activity was referred to me by another community. It really brings the art to life and makes the residents reach back into their beautiful memories to share with the group. It had the most participation I have seen in a while from an events perspective.
Art is such a wonderful thing and bringing that type of beauty into the community has been incredible. I am so lucky to have gotten them to come. The representative from For Love and Art is wonderful and kind. We are thrilled with the presentation and I would recommend it to anyone!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful nonprofit organization that also supports other nonprofit organizations. For Love and Art donated to our nonprofit children's theatre, not only by placing a business ad in our program but by donating artwork for our raffle. The families and children of The ACT appreciate For Love and Art.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For Love and Art is a great organization! Mark's ability to care, communicate, and evoke conversation amongst the residents at Bradfield Place is outstanding. He truly brings beauty and joy to our community through the power of art and his compassionate nature.
The residents and myself look forward to seeing him every month!
Thank you for the Love and for the Art!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to Thank For love and Art for being an AWESOME EXPERIENCE that they bring to THE PARK IN PLANO twice a month. We only started with maybe 10 residents to participate, now we are 20 to 30 strong from MARK and CREW being so gentle, inspiring, and hands on with individual residents. That's by far what I enjoy the most, as well as the residents. Thanks FOR LOVE AND ART. YOU GUYS REALLY ROCK!!!!! DOTTIE CALDWELL.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

United Cerebral Palsy's children and adult programs are so appreciative of the Virtual Museum ArtBook. Children of all ages and abilities are able to experience art like never before. The ArtBook is visually, emotionally and intellectually stimulating for children and adults of all ages. Thank you Mark Lombard and Pompano Beach High School for this amazing gift. Pat Murphy, UCP Executive Director

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would really like to Thank Mr.Mark Lombard and his Very Special Guest that he brings to the facility with him. My Residents get really excited to hear that he's coming. I've seen Residents in living room that usually will not participate in any activity, Mr. Mark really brings the Museum alive for them and they Love it. They leave talking about when is he coming back. Thank you Mark. Dottie Caldwell/Activity Director

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The "For Love and Art" digital museum guide has been a much appreciated, easy to use tool for our Grace Hospice patient companions. Our patients can now escape into the vibrant gardens by Claude Monet and admire Edgar Degas ballerinas without ever leaving their bedside. This guide draws patient and caregivers attention away from their reality and instead allows them to focus on exploring various museums instead.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.