Opening Minds through Art

by Cedar Village
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art
Opening Minds through Art

Because of the generosity of donors, the healthcare residents of Cedar Village in Mason, Ohio are able to participate in a weekly art class called Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) in conjunction with Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Department. These residents at Cedar Village, with a clinical diagnosis of dementia, partner up with the gerontology students to create beautiful works of art. Not only do the residents use a standard brush, they also create their own media to work with, such as foam block stamps. The students, who are simply there to guide the artists, allow the artists to work on their pieces as independently as possible. It is amazing to see the creativity of the residents. It's almost as if their minds become completely alive.

This latest semester ended with the Spring OMA Art Show. The artists invited their family members to see the wonderful art that was created. OMA will resume in the Fall.

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Just the Beginning of Maynard's Creation
Just the Beginning of Maynard's Creation

The healthcare residents living at Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Ohio are thrilled that the Winter Semester of Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) is in full swing. This project, in partnership with the Scripps Gerontology Department at Miami University in Oxford has provided an amazing opportunity for people living with dementia the ability to create beautiful artwork with only a small amount of assistance by trained OMA volunteers. The mood is peaceful, and the residents are given the space to expand their minds in creative ways that are truly incredible. From working with sponges to other media, these pieces look like the works of professional artists. This semester, we have 6 new residents this semester who are benefiting immensely from this program.

Funds provided to Opening Minds Through Art will support the sustainability of this program for future residents living with dementia at Cedar Village.

Swirls
Swirls
Pauline
Pauline
Nice Work
Nice Work
Untitled
Untitled
Swirls to Planets
Swirls to Planets
Tony's
Tony's
Maynard
Maynard
Hanna Working on an Apron
Hanna Working on an Apron

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Suminagashi
Suminagashi

With only 2 weeks until the Fall semester of Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) winds up, we are pleased to say that the residents of Cedar Village are creating some incredible artwork. Highlights include spectacular inspirations from the artists such as Marc Chagill and  Wassily Kandinsky. Residents used not only paint brushes, but golf balls, straws and other media to create wonderful works of art. When it came to creating "suminagashi," it was unbelievable what marbling paper and ink can do. As one resident said, "this painting makes me want to sing."

The semester will end with an art exhibit in the Cedar Village art gallery. The new winter semester of OMA begins in January 2011. Stay tuned!

Suminasgashi
Suminasgashi
Suminasgashi
Suminasgashi
Suminasgashi
Suminasgashi
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Paint brushes, balls and straws
Painting makes me want to sing!
Painting makes me want to sing!

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We are thrilled to announce that the Fall Season of Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) will begin October 7th. Please check back for more wonderful stories and photos.

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Cedar Village is gearing up this summer for the upcoming Opening Minds Through Art semester slated for September. At this time, we are looking to have artwork as a selection for ecards.

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Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
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Carol Silver Elliott
Project Leader:
Carol Silver Elliott
CEO/President
Mason, Ohio United States

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