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Excellent News today 8/7!!! The Reno News & Review “Best of…” results were published!
- Moments of Memory was voted #2 Best Non-Profit, our first time on the list! Thank you to all our volunteers, interns and supporters for holding us up!
- FastFrame of Reno, our art framers (complimentary since 2009!) were voted Best Frame Shop…#1, numero uno!!! And they are the best in service & quality! Bravo Steve Buszka!!
- I was voted Best Volunteer…this is what I was born to do:)
Thank you everyone for your votes and passion and support!
July 24/ Works of Heart at Atria Summit Ridge was a great success! Moments of Memory and Atria Summit Ridge presented Works of Heart by Atria Artists. Works of Heart creations showcased the highlights of Reno and the surrounding area. Everyone enjoyed the gallery of all our newest visual art creations.
Edith (forefront) and Olga getting creative for Artown!
We are now included on the AmazonSmile site as a recipient of 5% donations on purchases made on the site and designating Moments of Memory!! To visit the site please open the link under the blogroll on the right.
Thank you AmazonSmile and to the individual who nominated our organization!
Artown has ended, but the art is still on display for your enjoyment! Thanks to past Interns Shelby Sanders and Sean Fogarty and our devoted volunteers Janine Winkelmaier and Nancy Shervold who completed the installation of our annual Gallery of Art for 2013/2014!! We also need to give thanks, again, for the beautiful & professional custom framing courtesy of Steve Buszka owner of FastFrame on Moana Lane. Please show your appreciation by having them frame your personal treasures! I know they will give you the same high quality custom framing and friendly customer service they have given us since 2009!
Please visit the Arbors, Atria and FastFrame links on our Blogroll
The Gallery of “Art from the Hearts of Alzheimer’s Artists” is still on display at Arbor’s Memory Care Community, 2121 E. Prater Way in Sparks, NV from 10am-6pm EVERYDAY until further notice.
This year the Gallery displays 55 pieces of custom framed original art treasures created by individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Original techniques include Blushing Memories Cosmetic Art, using women’s cosmetics. This year we have a wide collection of collage work combining text, sheet music and book prints. Our classes provide a safe and supportive environment for social interaction, self-expression and a fail-safe experience creating a legacy for the families of the artists. Please come in for a visit and leave with heart warming memories to share!
Blushing Memories Cosmetic Art… blush, eye shadow & eyeliner!
Dandelions by Buck
Acrylic background on Japanese paper with paint pen details!
Just 2 examples of the original art you’ll see on display.
Questions? Call Lynette at 775-848-4757
July 10/ Our Event was GREAT fun for all! Alzheimer’s Art Caregiver Workshop! Moments of Memory offered a free workshop for professional and home caregivers on the art of Alzheimer’s Art! Demonstrations and hands-on training covered several of our custom designed techniques to ensure a safe and supportive experience and fail-safe results. NO art experience was necessary! All supplies were provided. We enjoyed an afternoon of creative learning and refreshments courtesy of Arbors Memory Care Community.
Here are a few examples of the fine art created by participants!
Above is the envelope Hanna Murphy created with her worksheet to mail her beautiful greeting card! Below is the inspiring work of JoAnn Colburn, the Lodge Activity Coordinator at Cascade of the Sierra!
Above Erica Moran and Kathy Olsen focused on their card art techniques. Below, Kathy Olsen, a long time supporter and OD enjoying the workshop.
On Sunday, July 27th the Urban Roots Farm celebrated their 5th annual ART, FOOD & ROOTS event!!!
Moments of Memory donated a work of art, “Summer Squash Blossoms” by OD. The selling price for OD’s art will be split 50/50! His art sold to the highest bidder in a bidding war for $75! 50% goes to Urban Roots and 50% goes to Moments of Memory.
Alrighty then….are you ready to see “Summer Squash”, you’re gonna love it!
It is whimsically framed in great rough barn wood! The art itself is 9 x 12. The image was inspired by a photo from my garden. Each artist in the group selected a photo I had taken from my glorious veggie garden here in Reno last fall. The artists then perused magazines for colors & visual textures which replicated the colors & textures they viewed in their selected photos. They were asked to select images relating to food and garden. OD, however, loved a yellow dress he found to use as a squash blossom. I pointed out to him that it was an organic cotton fabric so that would be ok :) For the “dirt” OD selected an image of bacon pizza!!! Needless to say this was a fun 2 class project!
A heartfelt Thank You to Ann Cancilla & Diana Roberts for their donations made in Memory of Edith Frisbee.
Our hearts are with the family of Edith Frisbee…a Moments of Memory artist since 2009…her endearing charm will be greatly missed, but we will speak of her often and keep her memory alive in our hearts.
Enjoy the flowers Edith and rest in peace… without pain and only your fondest memories. We have many moments of happy memories with You!
The mind might forget…but the Heart always remembers.
This Spring we were bizzy!
On May 2nd we were invited to attend the annual Home Instead sponsored fundraiser for Alzheimer’s, Shades of Purple. Our Board member Wendy Knorr gave a lively presentation!
We were invited to be a guest of UNR’s Sanford Center for Aging during Careers in Aging Week and display our artist’s creativity again during the Celebration of Scholars in April.
Thank you to our donors during the Nevada Big Give!!
We sincerely appreciate your support by donation to assist us in continuing our mission for yet another year, this is our 6th anniversary! It is easy, fast, safe & secure to donate. Just click on the top link on our Blogroll on the right of this page.
It’s not too late, you can still donate!
***We want to sincerely thank Donna Rooney for her generous donation! Her mother was one of our dedicated artists for years and we loved her company. We sincerely miss her.
***We would also like to thank Sandra Hoyle for her recent donation in Honor of her father Owen “OD” Hoyle. OD has been one of our gentlemen artists for several years and we love his company in art class. OD is always bringing us laughter and smiles and has the most loving heart. You can see an example of his detailed art in the Pine Cone masterpiece below.
NEW Gentlemen’s Art in the Gallery of Art
All of our artists have been enjoying the combination of photo collage, watercolor wash and the Paper Palette Process. I think it’s the bright colors, interesting book photos, nature themes and combination of techniques that keep them interested. They are researching photos from re-purposed books on the subjects of gardening, cooking, nature and children’s literature. See what they have been up to in our Gallery of Art!! Enjoy!
Thank you for considering our mission for your 2014 giving!
Easy ways to Give:
To Donate online: Click the first link on the Blogroll on the right.
- To mail, go to the Donation Form page, print pages 1-2 and mail.
- Or call us with your donation information (775) 848-4757
THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND GENEROSITY!
Moments of Memory, Inc. in Nevada, is an IRS approved (12/15/08) 501 (c)3 tax exempt charity. Our mission is to bring visual art experiences to those living with memory impairment. Your donation, pursuant to NRS 598, may be tax deductible. Please check with your personal accountant.
Our 2014 Calendars are ready to order!
12 months of new Moments of Memory art
- 5×7 format in a Plexiglas frame
- All major holidays noted
- Images have been pre-determined.
- $20 each with stand + $5.20 Priority Mail shipping
- $15 (12) inserts only + $3.00 USPS
- Free local delivery
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (775) 848-4757 with your order!
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 2013/2014 events! We couldn’t do what we do and be who we are without YOUR support, thank you for holding us up!
Our 2013 Thank You’s:
Our 2013 annual Classic Car show fundraiser at Summit Racing Equipment in Sparks was a fantastic success!! A huge thank you to the superb staff at Summit Racing Equipment and the Moments of Memory volunteers.
Thank you to all the registered car owners for their continued and compassionate support of our program and the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s!
Thank you to everyone who has donated supplies for our classes, including women’s make-up, watercolor pencils, paint, fabulous art papers, scrap booking supplies and more.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Artown events in 2013!
Sincere appreciation to everyone who has supported our program and assisted us in continuing our mission to bring art to those living with Alzheimer’s!
Thank you to our hosting facilities & Artown partners; Arbors Memory Care Community, Atria Summit Ridge Senior Living Community, FastFrame of Reno & Artown!
Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers and board members who spent many long hours coordinating & attending events & sharing our mission!
Donations are always welcome!
Please email us at email@example.com or call 775-848-4757 to make arrangements. All donations directly support our Alzheimer’s artist’s creative art program. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Moments of Memory… Art from the Hearts of Alzheimer’s Artists.
A non-profit program of visual art expression developed for those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. With passion and purpose Moments of Memory classes create a safe, supportive environment for social interaction and self-expression resulting in a non-critical and fail-safe experience. Specific techniques enable individuals to focus on a task at hand and experience a sense of accomplishment, counteracting feelings of depression and isolation. Having the opportunity to share the tangible reward of their efforts in a group setting renews self-confidence and trust. Reconnecting with society in a productive community restores a sense of self even in the later stages of the artist’s dementing illness.
ART: I’ve Got Your Back by Babs, created with women’s cosmetics!