The new partnership between Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and Imagination International, Inc. (III), supports our shared missions of bringing art and education to the community.
For the past three years, Nori Rice has been working at the museum as an intern, GTF (Graduate Teaching Fellow), and now as a museum educator.
She is currently a graduate student in the UO’s Arts and Administration program. Uniting her graduate studies and her work at the JSMA is her focus on arts and healthcare. "Being involved with such JSMA programs as VSA: Art Access, Holly Residential outreach, and Stress Less has helped me understand the importance of art in healthcare," says Nori. "It has also allowed me to see how these programs can impact individuals in a positive way."
"Thanks to Imagination International, we can make a difference in the lives of so many.”
- executive director Jill Hartz.
The new partnership between JSMA and Imagination International, Inc. (III), supports our shared missions of bringing art and education to the community. A local company, III manages a wide variety of brands, including Copic markers and Creatures of Amalthea. Through its partnership with the museum, III is providing the JSMA with products, curricula, staff time, and an exciting new outreach opportunity: a mobile art museum that goes to the six rural school districts participating in our STELLAR program (funded by the U.S. Department of Education), which trains teachers in the use of Visual Thinking Strategies.
A new program developed by Copic—Tracing Memories—began at the JSMA in November and is taught by Rice. The initiative for adults from Cottage Grove, who have early onset dementia, other memory loss, or Alzheimer’s disease, uses art to help participants relax and evoke memories by coloring images created from personal photos.