September 2015
Deb Munroe and Kate Negri, "Princess Hornblower," 2014 Instruments of Art

In this Issue:

NCCA Free, Online Training for Artists and Caregivers

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You are most cordially invited to attend one of TAO's programs - it's a great way to see our mission in action, enjoy creating with participants and getting to know some of our exceptional artists.  Some programs have restrictions; please call or email us to make arrangements for any program you'd like to attend.
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Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) is a 501c(3) Virginia not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.  TAO's EIN is 68-0583526.  Find us on GuideStar.
Shots of Sea Level Festival volunteers (above) and musician/drum circle facilitator Arthur Lopez (below).  Folks who make TAO come alive.
The Party we've been waiting for is almost here!  It's a friend-raising event to thank all the artists and supporters who have pitched in to make TAO the organization it is today.  At some point this year, we will have achieved 2,500 programs for our community!  And a dozen years of service in Tidewater.  We'd like to thank YOU - so please come join us on September 12.

 We'll have a nacho bar and drink tickets for artists, volunteers and supporters; the Pagoda also will have a special party menu, plus happy hour drink prices.  Food, friends, music, the waterfront and gardens - what more could anyone ask for?   Let us know on FaceBook if you can join us ~ we hope to see you there!  
Arts & Health News

Here are links to three insightful articles about arts and health, compiled by our friends at The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA).  The NCCA provides tools and resources for those who want to explore creative expression as a way to live a vibrant and flourishing life. 
Act 2:  Learning and Teaching the Arts after 60  Next Avenue, August 2015
Sharing Art Helps Medical Students Connect with People who have Dementia  NPR, Aug. '15
New Study: Art, Music & Nature Immersion might reduce inflammation, increase life expectancy  Open Culture, August 2015

We're looking forward to a fun afternoon at Town Point Park and the ETC Festival!   If you want to check out the artist schedule, click the pik above.

Got Beer?  We are looking for a few generous friends to staff a beer tent for TAO at the ETC Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, between noon and 5 pm.  Shifts are available; email if you can help.  Thanks!
There are only a few days left to register your team or promote your business at our 11th Annual Golf Tournament - our deadline is September 17.  Golf teams and supporters to date include:
The Tapco Group   ^   Apogee Consulting Group  ^  Atlantic Shores Retirement Community  ^  The Opus Group  ^  Oast & Taylor  ^  GovSolutions  ^  Commonwealth Assisted Living ^  American Campus Group  ^  Merrill Lynch  ^  Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital  ^  Riverside  ^  Churchland Rotary   ^   Sentara Life Care  ^  WebTeks  ^   Kitco Fiber Optics  ^  Choice Insurance Company  ^  Lewis Accounting Services  ^  State Farm Insurance/Larry Akers.    HUGE THANKS to ALL!
Join us for a very special evening of music and fun with Acoustic Image in a rare southside appearance. Bassist Jimmy Masters and multi-instrumentalist Bill Gurley team up with songbirds Mary Lou Osterhous and Pam Gurley for an evening of folk/Americana originals and classics with plenty of bluegrass and jazz overtones. You won’t be disappointed! As a special treat, Cambridge, MA based singer/songwriter Rick Drost will open the show. A donation of $25 is requested; all proceeds benefit Tidewater Arts Outreach. Reservations required, contact Kate Landman at    Phone: (757) 630-0368
Tidewater Arts Outreach, 809 Brandon Avenue, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA  23517  757-965-5155