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About Kathleen Burg, Director of Artstreams


Artstreams was created by Kathleen Burg in response for a support group by a small group of concerned Alzheimer's caregivers in 2008. Since then, under her guidance, it has developed a unique approach that focuses on Taos County families dealing with dementia. "I love what I do
and so admire the caregivers, who are an amazing group of people."


Kathleen became involved with her first support group as part of artist Judy Chicago's Feminist Studio 

Workshop in the 1970's. She worked as part of a team of art historians to break down the barriers against

women artists through education and exposure which brought the rich diversity of women's art to a

national audience.


Under her leadership, the Chesed Project's Apoyos Para Los Cuidadores was recipient of a national award

from the Rosalind Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease in 2008. Her goal is to contribute, in a unique

and creative way, to an ideological shift in the way we and institutions view and deal with dementia and bring exposure and strategies to the caregivers within the Alzheimer's families.


Kathleen received her M.A. from Goddard College, Vermont/Los Angeles 1978. She brings an extensive background in non-profits, program development, grant writing, advocacy and cross-pollination to her work. She has written over twenty three articles on aging for Hakol and other publications. 

Kathleen is a member of "Moonlight Ladies," an all-women's A Cappella group, "Two Notes" a New Mexican folk dance and folk song group as well as a serious kitchen gardener. 

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