Art is a form of expression. It doesn’t matter what form it takes (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.) or the level of expertise an individual has. What’s most important is the feeling that emanates from the design, what the artist wants you to feel.
According to Dale Chihuly, an internationally renowned glass artist and creator of the program ‘Seniors Making Art’, “Anyone can make art as long as one has imagination and life experiences to draw on. Making art is not about craftsmanship, it has to do with feelings and memories.” Does that sound familiar? It’s probably because I already mentioned the importance of expressing emotion through art in a previous post.
The population of aging adults is growing steadily and will be the largest generation by 2030. Staying engaged in every day activity, and with the many world changes is important. It helps build and maintain relationships while preserving a social atmosphere. Engaging in artistic frameworks (whether it’s woodworking, painting, sculpting, or sketching) keeps your mind and body active. Even better, you can participate in the activity with friends.
And we want to help inspire you! The Sheridan Elder Research Centre proudly presents a unique exhibition of Jerry Friedman’s photographs of earth’s oldest people – supercentenarians, individual’s ages 110+. The show, which has been exhibited in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Washington, and Boston, and in New York City at the United Nations, will be held on display at the Sheridan College Gallery in Oakville from September 21 – October 5, 2012. This Sheridan exhibition marks the first time these fascinating photographs have been shown in Canada.
Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
So come out and explore! Bring family and friends to see the beautiful photographs of these supercentenarians that will live on in Friedman’s work.