Creative Aging Talk at OLLI

GMU-LoudounI will be giving a talk at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 11:50-1:15. Come and learn how the arts are improving the lives of seniors! This presentation is open to OLLI members only.

OLLI serves the Northern Virginia community by providing intellectual and cultural experiences for residents in their retirement years.

$500 Art Grant Awarded to Residents at Nursing Home

MnemeTherapy Exhibit at Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA

Exhibit at Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA

As a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Purcellville, VA, I am so grateful for a $500 grant that was awarded through the parish’s Preferential Option for the Poor (POP) Fund! This fund supports the work of organizations that seek to lessen the hardships of the poor.

This grant was used, in part, to bring the gift of making art to residents at Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA this winter. I also put up a special month-long exhibit of their work to celebrate and share with others the inspiring paintings and heartwarming pictures of them making their art. One resident said “I can’t believe I’m doing this!” as she put the finishing touches on her painting she never thought she could make.

Thank you again, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, for partnering with me to bless the lives of these shut-in residents!

Open Studio in June with WLAST

June 22nd and 23rd, I’ll be participating with over 60 Loudoun County artists on the 2013 Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour (WLAST). Stop by my home studio to see my latest works and painting demos while you enjoy some light refreshments. I’ll be having several door prizes. And, my favorite part–an opportunity for visitors of all ages to participate with me in a collaborative painting in progress! Hope you locals can come! Visit this link for details and a chance to see other artists you’d like to visit on the tour:

Art Together is born!

Art Together LLC was launched May 11th, 2013, the day before Mother’s Day! Deciding on a new name for my business that had just celebrated its 16th year as LinguaArt Services, took me over a year, but the wait was worth it. Now everyone can spell and remember my business name, and I can focus on what I love doing–brightening lives through art!