Reframing Care: Mindfulness + Art at The Phillips Collection

women working on art project

Reframing Care: Mindfulness + Art at The Phillips Collection offers resources, support, and artful engagement for care partners and their
loved ones living with memory loss.

This Art + Wellness series is designed to support care partners of loved ones living with dementia. Every other month, we will gather around the table with food and conversation, sharing experiences and resources, and connecting wellness with art. Through arts engagement—conversation, storytelling, improvisational play,
art-making, and guided meditation—we will reimagine our relationship to dementia in positive, hopeful, and practical ways.

Saturday, January 6, 2024: Looking + Making
Nephelie Andonyadis and Donna Jonte facilitate a conversation with Phillips artwork and share strategies for using art to create stories together. Followed by art-making with Leslie Holt.

For more information, contact Donna Jonte.

Nephelie with artworkNephelie Andonyadis is a theater artist and educator, a gerontologist, and a certified TimeSlips facilitator and trainer. She works at the intersection of community, arts, and policy to help change the culture of care and care systems for all older adults. Nephelie brings 25 years of university experience and her artistic practice into conversation with health care economics and policy to help transform the lives of older adults and the field of aging. Since 2021, Nephelie has been developing the Creative Aging partnership with The Phillips Collection and Iona Senior Services as a teaching artist, cofacilitator, curriculum developer, and thought partner.


Donna JonteDonna Jonte, Head of Experiential Learning at The Phillips Collection, is especially interested in integrating mindful looking into museum experiences. She works with all audiences, from PreK to older adults, developing and implementing programs that link art and wellness and combine viewing art, talking about art, and making art. Since 2012, Donna has managed the Phillips’s Creative Aging programs.


Leslie HoltLeslie Holt is an artist and educator who exhibits internationally and is represented by David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. She has a BFA in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in Painting from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. . Leslie is also the creator of Neuro Blooms, a project which uses art to make mental health conditions visible and beautiful.