July 1-July 32! The Gallery of “Art from the Hearts of Alzheimer’s Artists” is on display at Arbors Memory Care Community, 2121 E. Prater Way in Sparks, NV.
This year the Gallery displays 45 pieces of custom framed original art treasures created by individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias from both Arbors Memory Care Community and Stone Valley Special Alzheimer’s Care Center. Original techniques include Blushing Memories Cosmetic Art, using women’s cosmetics and our Paper Palette Process of original painted paper re-creations. This year we also have a wide collection of soft and oil pastels on black art paper and beautiful collages on canvas of sheet music and vintage book text. 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!
- FREE and open to the public!
- 2121 E. Prater Ln., Sparks
- Easy parking, family friendly, ADA accessible.
- Tours available
- Open Everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thank you to all those who attended, supported, and helped organize our first event at Stone Valley!
“A Summer’s Evening of Art”! Alzheimer’s Art from the Hearts of our artists at Stone Valley Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. 6155 Stone Valley Dr., Reno.
It was a beautiful but breezy summer evening of art, refreshments and live music. We displayed the inspiring art of our Stone Valley artists while eating eclairs and dancing to the live piano and saxophone…yep, you should’ve been there! We began our classes at the new facility last fall and have enjoyed making new friends and fabulous art during our art experience sessions on a weekly basis. The artists are using soft and oil pastels, women’s cosmetics, acrylic and water color paints and collaging with our painted paper library. We also displayed a large format piece created by the class under the tutelage of one of our UNR GAP interns, Riley Stoltenburg. Some of their art is currently on display at our Artown Gallery at Arbors Memory Care.
Chicks, using women’s cosmetics by Edith H.
…is more then half way over! We wait all year to exhibit the beautifully framed exquisite art created by our artists! We want to thank Steve Buzska of FastFrame, here in Reno on Moana Ln, for his continued support of the program and the beautiful framing he contributes every year! Thank you again Steve!
We want to also thank Janine & Garrett Winkelmaier, Kathryn Betz and Christina Reynolds (photo) for their volunteering spirit and support during the installation of this years Art Gallery! Thanks also to Arbors Memory Care Community for the use of their lobby! Bravo!!
July 10th, Friday. “Rockin’ it at Any Age”, was a big success, Elder Art was on display at Atria Summit Ridge, 4880 Summit Ridge Dr. in Reno.
For one evening only the original and unique art of the residents of the retirement community of Atria Summit Ridge was on display. The collection included Rock Art, painted paper collages, watercolor landscapes and beautiful mandala images.
The Elder Art classes were started 6 years ago to enhance the Engaged Life activities program and are held once a week. Classes are always a lively social event!
Announcing our monthly Memory Cafe event at Stone Valley Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, located at 6155 Stone Valley Dr., Reno,Wednesday, August 19th from 11-1, with a free lunch at noon, courtesy of Stone Valley. This free event is designed for home caregivers and their loved one living with Alzheimer’s. This event brings home caregivers and their loved ones together in a social atmosphere where we share and demonstrate creative solutions to help fight the stress of isolation and depression.
If you would like to RSVP please call 775-746-2200. Please share this information, thank you in advance.
Thank you to our supporters during the 2015 the Nevada Big Give!
We sincerely appreciate your support of our mission, to bring the visual arts to those living with Alzheimer’s. Our classes bring fleeting moments of memory, joy, smiles, laughter and a family legacy to cherish for generations to come! If you can Give, we give you our love and appreciation. Consider yourself hugged, and who couldn’t use a hug!
You can securely donate at the link at any time to Razoo on the top of the blog roll on your right. Safe…secure…quick and easy! There is a minimum $10 donation and we appreciate every nickel!
“Chicks” by Edith H. of Stone Valley. She used women’s cosmetic blush with a cotton ball and an eyeliner pencil. We are extremely proud of her very first masterpiece in our group class at Stone Valley! Come see it at our Artown Gallery on display at Arbor’s Memory Care Community!
Our Annual Art Auction will be returning this fall to Arbors Memory Care Community, we will post the date & time as soon as possible!
“My Ideal” by Buck of Arbors Memory Care Community. Buck first created a lipstick heart then made a print of it by pressing the heart on another piece of paper and cutting it out. He then used women’s cosmetic blush to create the sheet music heart at the top. We helped Buck arrange the hearts. He was thrilled with the results and it only took 90 minutes to create his masterpiece! Come see it at our Artown Gallery on display at Arbor’s Memory Care Community!
2014 was a very busy year! Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers, supporters and hard working UNR interns!!
On Saturday, September 27th our whole Team of 2014-2015 Interns & Volunteers braved the chilly weather at Sparks Marina to celebrate the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Look for us again this year on Saturday September 26th!
The “10th Annual” Summit Racing Equipment Alzheimer’s Benefit Car Show was a huge success!
Thanks to the following community businesses for their generous auction donations:
Arbors Memory Care Community
Circle of Life Hospice
Stone Valley Alzheimer’s Special Care
Savage and Son Plumbing
Summit Racing Equipment
Thanks to ALL the participants, many who have returned year after year in support of the benefit, we really appreciate your uplifting passion! The entries were over-the-top!
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Best of Show: Richard Fripp – ’38 Chevy
- Best Engine: Denny Strunk – ’72 Chevelle SS
- Best Paint: John Seifert – ’54 Chevy Sedan Delivery
- Best Interior: Mike & Sue Miller – ’58 Pontiac Bonneville
- People’s Choice: Juanita Klinger-Smith – ’39 Studebaker Pick-up
Thank you also to the businesses that came in support of our participants:
- Mark Novak – DJ… Extraordinaire!
- Mariah’s Java Ship Coffee
- Scarlet’s Ferntucky BBQ
CAR SHOW PHOTO GALLERY!
In celebration of our “10th Anniversary” we wanted to honor George Winkelmaier who first organized this event in honor of his father who is living with Alzheimer’s. George was the manager of Summit Racing Equipment and very sadly passed away in 2011. In honor of George, everyone’s sporting a mustache! To make sure George could hear us…the family released purple & silver star balloons while all the cars honked their horns…the only thing left were hugs and tears.
WE MISS YOU GEORGE!
The new Stone Valley
Alzheimer’s Special Care Center…
Is hosting our classes for their residents every Wednesday at 10am. Our classes have been truly enjoyed by the residents as we tackled our first watercolor Fall project – leaves and then followed that up with Paper Palette Birdhouses!
One of our early classes was toe tapping!! Our UNR intern, Emily Brady, had the residents gather for a Drum Circle! With drums and wooden clackers and shaker eggs the festive group kept beat to a lively assortment of rhythms, and created some of their own. This was truly a memorable event enjoyed by all who attended!
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Excellent News on 8/7/14!!! 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, passion and support!
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!
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 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 2015 Calendars were ready to order in November for yourself and as gifts!
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 email@example.com or call (775) 848-4757 with your order!
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 2014 events! We couldn’t do what we do and be who we are without YOUR support, thank you for holding us up!
Donations are always welcome!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!