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Artful Moments was inspired by a simple act of looking and discussing art with people living with dementia. In that moment, we saw a move away from disease-focus to the sharing of experiences. Memories were sparked, opinions were shared and we saw social engagement between participants on their own terms. We knew then there was a role for the Gallery to enhance the wellbeing of persons within our community.
Artful Moments programs are specially designed to empower participants to forge connections with art and each other. Each new program includes specialized knowledge from healthcare and social services in order to best support the interests and abilities of participants.
Participants are encouraged to include a friend or family-member to share in the program at no extra charge. We envision a program where everyone shares this experience together. Family and friends are encouraged to participate in discussions and hands-on activities along side participants. This program is for both of you.
For the Fall 2022 season, Artful Moments programs will be a mix of virtual and in-person sessions. Participants may invite a friend or family member to join the program at no additional cost.
For virtual sessions, we will offer online programs using Zoom or phone based programs (as listed below). A friend or family member may join from the participant’s home or from their own. An art kit with a variety of materials will support each program. Art Kits can be picked up at the AGH, or we can make mailing arrangements at the time of registration (at the participant’s expense). Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required.
Artful Moments is sponsored by
These programs are presented with
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This season, this program is free thanks to our funders.
Additional funding provided by
We want to hear from you!
Help us develop Artful Moments! The AGH is looking for persons with lived experience of dementia, vision loss and disabilities to participate in advisory conversations and committees to inform programs like these.
If you are interested in a custom program for a group of individuals and caregivers, we can discuss custom programs and partnerships.
We run in packs 2015
DaveandJenn (David John Foy Canadian b. 1982; Jennifer Saleik German b. 1983)
resin, acrylic and oil paint, Purchase, Permanent Collection Fund, 2015
© Courtesy DaveandJenn