Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Third Annual Art of Creative Aging at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) invites the public to the opening reception of the 2012 Art of Creative Aging on Thursday, May 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier.  This is the third annual juried exhibit of older visual artists (70+) living in central Vermont. "We look at this as a way to celebrate creativity among older Vermonters," says Beth Stern, executive director of CVCOA. "Aging doesn't mean one becomes less creative. In fact, many people discover more complete expression of their creativity as they grow older."

The Art of Creative Aging will be on display May 3 - May 29 at the Kellogg- Hubbard Library.  Twenty-one artists are featured.  Among them are Ed Epstein and Elizabeth Warren of Montpelier, Aya Itagaki of Fairlee, Chuck Bohn and Helen Rabin of Marshfield, Theodora Danforth of Randolph Center, and Mark Markowitt and Vera Resnick of Warren.

All of the artwork is available for sale.   Artists are sharing a portion of the proceeds to benefit both CVCOA and the Library.  More importantly, the purpose of the exhibit is to raise awareness of the 35-year-old agency and, especially, of the talent and productivity of older Vermonters.  For more information, please contact Margaret Harmon at mharmon@cvcoa.org or 476-2681.

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) supports elders in leading healthy, independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their homes and communities in 54 central Vermont towns.  Visit the CVCOA website at www.cvcoa.org or call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119.  CVCOA is located at 59 N. Main Street, Suite 200 in Barre; regional offices are located in Morrisville, Randolph, South Royalton, and Rochester.

Image: Aya Itagaki's (Fairlee), Sumi-ink/gansai Iris