‘Seniors in Art’ exhibit opens

Janice Williams

Senior Life

MOSS HILL—Springhouse Retirement Community at 44-46 Allandale St. will show “Seniors in Art” in its gallery during the month of August. The exhibit features multiple visual artists’ work on the subject of seniors. The exhibit originated in May as part of Ethos’s annual Senior Palooza events celebrating the area’s seniors during Older Americans Month.

Elinor Downs, a 98-year-old resident of Springhouse, will be showing her watercolors. JP resident and frequent Gazette photographer Gloria Carrigg will show her photo of Maggie McKenna, a 104-year-old resident of Mt. Pleasant Home on S. Huntington Avenue. JP artist Ellen Smith is showing a photo of a 101-year-old former JP resident.

Other artists are: Susan Axe-Bronk, Emily Harris, Ekua Holmes, Cheryl Levin, Kasey Davis Appleman, Anne Nydam, William Mahan, Glenn Williams and Deborah Putnam. Art media represented are oil, acrylic, watercolor, assemblage and photography.

The exhibit is a Roslindale Arts Alliance (RAA) traveling art exhibit. RAA was formed by local artists in 2007.

Ethos, located on Amory Street in JP, established in 1974, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care. For more information see Senior Resources in this section or visit www.ethocare.org.

For more information about the RAA and the exhibit, including write-ups by the artists about themselves and the subjects of their work, see www.roslindalearts.org/seniorsinart.html.

The writer is co-founder of the Roslindale Arts Alliance and the administrator of Ethos’s nutrition department.

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