Gari Melchers Home & Studio partners with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter to offer a 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 studio and gallery space, followed by a hands-on art experience. Emphasis is placed on engaging participants through music, touch, and smell. You can also benefit from our program at home.
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. Pre-COVID, the Education Department was offering PNC twice a year with hopes to expand. Here’s how it all started.
Participant Feedback: “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.”
For more information, please contact GMHS Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby or call her at 540-654-1851.
Next Program Date: Suspended until further notice due to COVID