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I Remember Better When I Paint

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s.

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Carole Karemera – healing social trauma through the arts

The main part of our conversation is dedicated to Carole’s description of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and especially, the role that women played in the genocide. Carole then recounts for us the courageous journey of women in the arts in Rwanda, who picked up the task of listening carefully to the needs of their society and the daunting process of reworking their historical “heritage”, the social trauma of genocide together with perpetrators and victims and the new generations.

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A Foggy Morning in Olympic National Park

“Misty Morning in Olympic National Park” The first time I traveled to Olympic National Park, I went to paint a scene of a foggy morning on the coastline in the Park for my PBS series, “The Grand View, America’s National Park through the Eyes of an Artist.” We drove through the Elma Valley and over to the Olympic peninsula where more than 73 miles of the northern Pacific coast is protected by the Olympic National Park. Visitors are able to experience miles of magnificent coastline full of tide pools, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs. I chose a cold and foggy landscape…

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Remember and Forget

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. She would have been sixty-four. Today I am more in her presence than I was then. Then, yesterday, I kept forgetting. “Oh, it is Liz’s Birthday,” my mind would say, and then even as I tried to grasp the memory, it was…

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Remember and Forget

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. She would have been sixty-four. Today I am more in her presence than I was then. Then, yesterday, I kept forgetting. “Oh, it is Liz’s Birthday,” my mind would say, and then even as I tried to grasp the memory, it was…

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Painting from Life, by Stefan Baumann

Strawberry House, Mt Shasta, painting by Stefan Baumann

I painted this painting of the Strawberry Valley Inn on location on a warm winter afternoon in March. This inn, located in the heart of Mt. Shasta, is a perfect example of one of the treasured landmarks in the community. These historic stone houses were built around 1900 and they are located throughout the city of Mt. Shasta. I love their charm, the remembrance of earlier days, and that each house is beautifully unique.

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@im_inebriated to @arttherapynews: Art Therapy is a Fake!

OMG, someone is using Twitter to disparage my profession. At first I dismissed this tweeter as twitwit and even a bit of a twhiner. But then I started to wonder: Is Twitter possibly a digital oracle of wisdom? Is art therapy really a fake? Primar…

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