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ARTZ is an initiative of the 501 (c)(3) I'm Still Here Foundation         Winter Newsletter 2013
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ARTZ in the Press

ARTZ featured in


'Is Art Therapy the Answer for Dementia?'

by Karen Weintraub  




'Making New Memories through Art & Culture' 

Interview with Sean Caulfield of ARTZ on  'Empowering Family Caregiver Radio.' Hosted by eCare Diary. 


Save the Date!


Thursday, March 14th

10am - 12pm 


'Meet Me at the Coolidge

and Make Memories'




Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA


A free interactive classic film program for people with dementia and their care partners. For more information, to volunteer, or to RSVP 

please click here


Program made possible through the generosity of the


Massachusetts Cultural Council 


Brookline Community Foundation


Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation


I'm Still Here Foundation 


ARTZ Massachusetts
Museum Network


A free weekly event for people living with dementia and 

their care partners.

 For more information and to register please





January 29th

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, MA



   February 5th

DeCordova Museum

Lincoln, MA



 February 12th 

Harvard University

Peabody Musem of Ethnology & Archaeology

Cambridge, MA



 February 19th

Harvard University

Sackler Museum

Cambridge, MA 


 The ARTZ Museum Network is made possible through the generosity of  

McCance Family Foundation 


Links of the Month



The LSO's Healing Art of Music™  program has raised nearly $1,000,000 for worthy causes and has been awarded the highest cultural recognition in Massachusetts, the Commonwealth Award. 





Creative Storytelling 


TimeSlips is an improvisational storytelling method that replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.  




Let's Get Together! 



ARTZ Open House & Dinner

Thursday January 31st 6-7:30pm

'Advocacy, Education, Networking and the Arts'


Meet the ARTZ Team: Dee Brenner, Marian Brown, Sean Caulfield, and Dr. John Zeisel

Where: ARTZ Home Office, 130 New Boston Street, Suite 103, Woburn, MA 01801

RSVP: to Dee Brenner at 978.985.4427 or e-mail 

 Come Support ARTZ Programming!
ARTZ Benefit Concert, February 9th, Boston

Hosted and performed by CALLIOPE


Calliope, Boston's collaborative choral/orchestral ensemble, will close their sixth season with 'Of Lords and Ladies,' a benefit concert for ARTZ, on Saturday, February 9th, 2013, at 7:30 PM at First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA. Individual tickets are priced between $25 and $45. Dicounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.


This program plans to include arrangements of Singin' in the Rain, When I'm 64, Seventy-Six Trombones, the Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Baby It's Cold Outside, Strike Up the Band, Good Ole Summertime, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, My Funny Valentine, and Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, along with a My Fair Lady medley, a Cole Porter Salute, the Barber of Seville Overture and selections from Die Fledermaus.


For tickets and more info: www.calliopemusicorg or

call 617-759-2057.

ARTZ Honored by SKAL Club at Boston's Colonnade Hotel
David Colella, Colonnade Hotel Director (2nd from left) is joined by the ARTZ team (L to R): Sean Caulfield, Marian Brown, and John Zeisel

Boston, MA - ARTZ was an honored guest at the 2012 SKAL Club's annual luncheon and fundraiser, which was generously hosted by Boston's famed Colonnade Hotel on Thursday, December 20th. The SKAL Club is an international association of travel and tourism. To learn more about their great work please visit:

Every year SKAL hosts a fund raiser for a local non-profit and ARTZ is so pleased to receive said honor this year. The luncheon, including a silent and live auction, raised several thousand dollars for ARTZ programming. ARTZ thanks everyone who made a donation at the luncheon. We salute the great work of SKAL, which has raised over $300,000 for charities through its annual fundraising campaign. Special thanks to David Colella, Director of the Colonnade, and his wife, artist Nancy Colella, for their enthusiastic support and commitment to improving the quality of life for people affected by Alzheimer's and related dementia.


Interview with ARTZ Co-Founder Dr. John Zeisel
'Adventures as We Age' Program w Karma Kitaj
Karma Kitaj Interviews John Zeisel
Interview w John Zeisel, I'm Still Here Foundation
ARTZ Internship Program: Say Hello to Amy!
Colby College Senior is Making a Difference 
Colby College senior Amy Tortorello joins ARTZ team

Amy Tortorello is currently a senior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. As an Art History major, she hopes to use her combined passions for art and building relationships to give back to the community around her through education and special programming in the arts. As an intern at ARTZ, Amy is compiling and editing information from the ARTZ museum partners through museum visits, photographing events, and observing tours. When she is not busy contemplating life after graduation, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, running, and sipping green tea.

ARTZ Supporters for 2013

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ARTZ is an initiative of the 501(c)(3) I'm Still Here Foundation, founded in 2002, with the purpose of enhancing the cultural and creative life of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. ARTZ draws on the support and collaboration of artists and cultural institutions, as a collective resource, to share, educate, and inspire. ARTZ has developed dementia-specific cultural access programs with some of the worlds most renowned cultural institutions, which include: the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, the National Gallery of Australia, the Big Apple Circus, and the Tribeca Film Institute, among others. ARTZ has organized and facilitated over 400 community events, serving more than 10,000 people living with dementia and their care partners. ARTZ chapters and affiliates have been developed in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Sacramento, Pennsylvania, the United Kingdom and Paris.