Gari Melchers Home & Studio offers Picturing New Connections—a small, welcoming program for people with memory loss, their families, or care partners. These interactive tours include guided discussion in the gallery space, followed by snacks and a relaxed hands-on art experience. Emphasis is placed on engaging participants through music, touch, and smell.
Each hour-long program features a unique theme, paintings, and art project. Cost is $5 per person. Review our site’s accessibility.
Picturing New Connections (PNC) began with its March 2019 pilot program. Here’s how it all started.
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Melchers’ Program Helps with Alzheimer’s: Picturing New Connections, a new art program for people with early-stage memory loss
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Historic Artist Home & Studios in partnership with the Florence Griswold Museum
“The friendliness and preparedness of the program made it relaxing and enjoyable. There was no rush at any point. It was a great experience. We could not ask for more.”
“The balance was especially good; gave warmup time and thinking time and creative time.”
“Excellent, kind program! So important for former artists!”
“Love every part of it!”
“Loved this! Don’t change a thing!”
Many thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Richmond Chapter for providing training and guidance for staff and volunteers.
Picturing New Connections Registration Form
The registration fee of $5 per person is paid in the Museum Shop the day of the program.
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