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Opening Minds Through Art

[Taylor Lee]: I think the the thing that we kind of pull from using art to connect with  individuals who are living with a form  of dementia is that it can be used in any way that they would like it to be so there's no right  or wrong answer as it relates to art and and  everybody can have a different expression you know as to how they use art. 

[Annette Clark]: The whole focus is to keep people  engaged in life even though they have dementia they need to remain engaged in life and live their best life.

OMA: Opening Minds through Art

All of these extraordinary paintings are created by people living with dementia and participating in the "Scripps Gerontology “Opening Minds through Art” (OMA) program" presented by Art for the Journey in Richmond, VA. 

Gallery Four

This gallery contains approximately 30 abstract images created by Alzheimer's patients through the OMA  (Opening Minds Through Art) program. Where known, each image is titled and attributed to the artist.

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Wild Roses - Bill
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Neptune's Hideaway - Jean
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Green spot - Myrna
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Unknown - Unknown
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Blossoms in springtime - Helen
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Celebration - Carolyn
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Scunts are crying - Fran
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Unknown - Unknown
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High tide in Ireland - Jean
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Forest lights - Ellen
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Carnival - Amy
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Cherry tree - Laura
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Ying Yang - Joe
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Topsy Turvy - Jean
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King is coming - Judie
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Zippity do da - Ellen
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First try - Moore
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Grandma's Garden - Amanda W.
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Unknown - Unknown
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Macmar - Marianne
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The struggle is over - Ed M.
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It's better than I thought - Jeannie
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Virginia beach storm - Mel
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Brazil - Inge
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Good question - Nelson
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Busy raider - Dorothy
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Blueberry Gold - Nina
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The walk away - Maria
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Liv n Mary 1 - Mary
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Glowing colors - Garth A.
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Cloud sky stars - Lena
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Art for the Journey partners with Dr. Lokon in providing a certification practicum to certify OMA facilitators across the USA