Category Archives: Visual Arts

TAO’s Recent Opening Minds Through Art Workshop

Observations on an impactful visual arts workshop presented by Tidewater Arts Outreach, in partnership with Sentara Life Care Opening Minds Through Art?  Wow, does it ever!  I came to realize that Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) is about so much … Continue reading

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Funding Dilemmas for Arts and Health for Seniors

Tidewater Arts Outreach artists work with a variety of clients, in a variety of settings and with lots of great creative tools, performances and programs. By a fair margin, the largest demographic we serve are seniors who are in dependent care day and long-term residential programs. The residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities is a primary group for TAO, for a number of reasons: Continue reading

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Visual Arts Workshop for Moms and Kids in Shelter – by Elizabeth Cunningham, M.S.

Family homeless shelters are challenging places to present programs. Common areas are small, families are ‘in crisis’ by the time they end up in shelter, and children, moms and staff handle large stress-loads daily. For all of these reasons, it is difficult for TAO to allow observers to these programs. This report offers a glimpse into how our programs augment the lives of women and children in transition. Continue reading

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Why artist compensation is important to TAO

TAO has the joy of combining the talents of a diverse community of artists in its delivery of outreach programs in the community.   Some folks dabble in the arts and others devote their lives to their craft.  Art is … Continue reading

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‘Life In Transit’ Project for Victims of Domestic Violence

Tidewater Arts Outreach shares the joy and healing power of the arts with many people, from all walks of life.  A common denominator of those we serve is that they are living with special needs that set them apart, or … Continue reading

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