Paint the Town – Gala 2023

2022 Gala Events Information

Serenity Flashie Tree and Memorial Dedication

  • Arundel Lodge’s Serenity Garden continues to evolve. On November 16, 2017, Arundel Lodge dedicated the new Flashie Tree, in loving Memory of Marisa Angela Bolan (11/28/1966-11/26/2016) and other members of the Arundel Lodge community who have passed away over the years.
  • The Serenity Flashie Tree was inspired by the Universal Tree of Life at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. It was envisioned by Arundel Lodge’s Open Eye Gallery Committee as a way to honor the souls of anyone who has gone before us, forever leaving their imprint on our hearts.
  • The Serenity Flashie Tree is made possible by the Bolan family and Arundel Lodge’s community of supporters. Each “flashie” is handmade by a donor, volunteer, staff, family member, or person served and reflects the artist who made it. Arundel Lodge invites you to visit the Flashie Tree and observe the unique patterns of light each “flashie” produces.
  • If you would like us to make a “flashie” for the Tree in memory of your loved one, or if you are interested in participating in our “flashie” workshops starting this December, please contact: Corinna Woodard at 443-433-5914.

Maryland’s First Lady Visits Arundel Lodge

Maryland’s First Lady Visits Arundel Lodge

  • Arundel Lodge was honored to receive Maryland’s First Lady, Yumi Hogan, on November 2nd. Mrs. Hogan, who is herself an artist as well as an art teacher at Maryland Institute College of Art, visited with persons served in the Art Program and listened as they recounted the role creative expression plays in their recovery journey. Arundel Lodge artist, Colin Lacey, proudly presented Mrs. Hogan with one of his paintings as a thank you gift.
  • Mrs. Hogan later toured the facility and learned about the many programs and services we provide. “First Lady was very impressed by the work, personal stories from both staff and clients, and the accessible and growing arts program,” commented Jinny Kong, Special Assistant to the First Lady of Maryland, after the visit.

O’Neill Foundation Grant Provides New IPads

Arundel Lodge’s staff works across 32 residential homes, performs offsite visits to clients who live on their own or with their family, and works with both adults and transition age youth in the community, helping them find and keep employment and attend school. Documentation of these activities is an important part of ensuring the success of our clients on their path to recovery, and staff struggles to find a balance between client interaction, family support, and necessar documentation.

Access to advanced technology is a critical part of being able to meet the needs of the community. In partnership to support persons served and their families on their recovery journey, the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation provided Arundel Lodge with a grant to purchase 24 iPads and accessories for our Residential Rehabilitation Program, Supportive Living Program, Supported Employment Program and Transition Age Youth Supported Employment Program.
  • Using the iPads, staff is engaging clients and their families, while capturing and reporting on necessary information in a way that feels natural, safe, and comfortable. They can answer questions about treatment and planning more readily as information is available at their fingertips. The iPads travel with staff so information can quickly and easily be uploaded to or obtained from our web-based Electronic Health Record. Staff will have more time for establishing rapport, providing support services, measuring results of interventions, and reporting data on quality outcomes.
Thank you William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation for the iPads that will help us improve services to our clients and their families!