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Has your life been touched by Alzheimer's? Portraits of caregivers and a community connected through compassion.
Has your life been touched by Alzheimer's? Portraits of caregivers and a community connected through compassion.
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    Be part of the team! To show our gratitude, we'll post a personalized shout-out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Let's Build a Community! At this level you will receive a greeting card featuring a painting by Marian Williams Steele. (cards pictured at left)

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    Genius! At this level you will receive a greeting card featuring a painting by Marian Williams Steele and 3 postcards featuring Dylan Tilly White's masterwork 'Kubble XYZ Happy Birthday Spider'. (cards pictured at left)

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    Support the Arts! At this level you will receive three greeting cards which feature paintings by Marian Williams Steele.

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    Movie Night DVD! We'll send you a signed DVD of The Genius of Marian directed by Banker White and Anna Fitch.

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    Get the Care Package! In addition to receiving a signed DVD of The Genius of Marian, we'll send you a package of five blank greeting cards, each featuring an original painting by the magical Marian Williams Steele.

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    Four Generations of Artists Greeting Cards!

    Includes eight blank greeting cards featuring original artwork by Marian Williams Steele, Pam Steele White, Banker White and 2 1/2 year protégé miss Dylan Tilly White. You will also receive a signed copy The Genius of Marian DVD.

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    Care with Confidence! Thanks to our long time partner Home Instead Senior Care, you will receive the phenomenal book "Confidence to Care" by Molly Carpenter. This resource is filled with great tips and approaches to caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer's and other dementias.

    In addition, you will receive the "care package": a signed DVD and five blank greeting cards featuring the artwork of Marian Williams Steele.

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    An original run 18X24 Giclée print of a Marian Williams Steele oil painting, 'On the Riviera'. Marian had these prints made in the early 1980s at the height of her career and there are a limited number of prints remaining. The prints are unframed, but we can help arrange framing. (pictured at left). You will also receive a signed copy The Genius of Marian DVD.

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    Roll credits! We'll thank you as a major donor on the website for The Genius of Caring. You will also receive The Genius of Marian DVD, Four Generations of Artists family pack of 8 cards and Marian Williams Steele 5 pack of cards.

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    Bring The Genius of Marian to your community!
    You will receive a DVD and public screening license for your event. Please reach out to us directly at info@geniusofmarian.com and we can help you make your event as successful as possible. We have a screening tool kit that contains a discussion guide and promotional materials.

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    Grow your DVD collection! In addition to the above rewards, we'll send you a 4-DVD Director's Box Set including The Genius of Marian, Banker White’s feature documentary, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and two award-winning films by co-director Anna Fitch: ScrapHouse and The Burning Wigs of Sedition. You will also receive all art cards (Four Generations of Artists & Marian Williams Steele paintings).

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    Bring the film to your people! Host a public screening of The Genius of Marian for your friends or as a fundraiser for any charity. This level includes a full screening kit, discussion guide, popcorn, chocolate, party favors, as well as a special Skype Q&A by director, Banker White!

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    One of a kind! This is a beautiful handmade quilt created by Anna's mother (Banker's mother in law). This 70 x 44in cotton quilt is vibrant, cozy machine washable, and of course stitched together with love. You will also receive a full set of the art cards and a Genius of Marian DVD.

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    Bring the film AND the director to your people! Host a public screening of The Genius of Marian for your friends or as a fundraiser for any charity. This level includes a full screening kit, discussion guide, popcorn, chocolate, party favors, as well as a special appearance by director, Banker White! He will do a Q&A via Skype or in person in San Francisco Bay Area (possibly Boston area, if schedule permits).

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    Be a patron of the ARTS!

    You will receive a producer credit on all documentary profiles on The Genius of Caring. In addition to the ability to host a screening of The Genius of Marian for your friends or as a fundraiser for any charity. This level includes a full screening kit, discussion guide, popcorn, chocolate, party favors, as well as a special appearance by director, Banker White! He will do a Q&A via Skype or in person in San Francisco Bay Area (possibly Boston area, if schedule permits). Plus DVD and cards.

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    Pledge $6,000 or more About $6,000

    Own a beautiful original oil painting by Marian Williams Steele. "Gloucester St Jamaica" is an original oil on canvas (24x20) of a street scene that Marian painted while traveling in Jamaica in the late 1950's.(Pictured at left). You will also receive all art cards (Four Generations of Artists & Marian Williams Steele paintings) and a signed DVD of The Genius of Marian. Price does not include shipping, but we will arrange for you.

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    Your own portrait painted by yours truly, Banker White. I have painted my entire life and Marian was a true mentor to me in the arts so it is an honor to offer this reward in support of such a personally important project. Shipping cost will vary by location so we can discuss after the campaign.
    Please reach out to me directly with any questions at banker@geniusofmarian.com

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    Own a piece of Marian's art! A limited edition run 11X17 Giclée print of a Marian Williams Steele oil painting, 'On the Riviera'. Marian had these prints made in the early 1980s at the height of her career and there are a limited number of prints remaining. The prints are unframed, but we can help arrange framing. (pictured at left). You will also receive a signed copy The Genius of Marian DVD.

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    Hurry one left! 'Young Ballerina' is a 18X24 Giclée print of a Marian Williams Steele oil painting. We only own two of these and are making one available here on KICKSTARTER. Marian had these prints made in the early 1980s at the height of her career. The print is unframed, but we can help arrange framing. (pictured at left). You will also receive a signed DVD of The Genius of Marian.

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    Own a beautiful original oil painting by Marian Williams Steele. "Days End" is an original oil on canvas depicting commercial fishing boats in Gloucester harbor close to Marian's home and studio of over fifty years (Pictured at left). You will also receive all art cards (Four Generations of Artists & Marian Williams Steele paintings) and a signed DVD of The Genius of Marian. Price does not include shipping, but we will arrange for you.

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