Our newest art exhibit features the work of residents created through the partnership with Mount Aloysius College and the Opening Minds through Art program. The exhibit will be open in our Cambridge building until August 31,2019. The public is welcome to stop by and check out the great artwork anytime.
The art was created by the residents of Laurel View Village in the Fall of 2018 and Spring 2019 through a partnership with Mount Aloysius College using the Opening Minds through Art program. “Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, inter generational art-making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Its failure-free program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people with dementia. To learn more visit, https://www.scrippsoma.org/
“OMA was founded on the premise that anyone can create art at any time in one’s life. The OMA projects are designed to empower participants and assure their success,” said Don Talbot Professor; Visual Arts Program Coordinator at Mount Aloysius College.
The OMA program was made possible by funding through The 1889 Foundation Creative Health Impact Grant Awards are focused on fostering connections between the arts and the health and wellness of residents in Cambria and Somerset Counties.
The 1889 Foundation was founded on the principle of supporting innovative programs and initiatives to improve and transform the overall health and wellness of our region. The 1889 Foundation Creative Health Impact Grant (CHIG) has been created and funded to lead foundation efforts in Cambria and Somerset Counties.