More than 100 Sonoma County senior artists will exhibit at the 18th Annual Senior Art Show at the Finley Center, 2060 W. College Ave, Santa Rosa. The show begins September 15, with a not-to-be-missed reception on September 17, 1–4 pm. Artists will demonstrate work in various media and be available to talk about it. It’s well worth a couple of hours of your time.
If you can’t make the reception, the show continues through November 12, Monday through Friday, 8 am–6 pm, and Saturday, 9–11 am. It’s hosted by the Sonoma County Human Services Department Adult and Aging Division and the Area Agency on Aging, with support and cooperation from the City of Santa Rosa.
Seniors are turning to art in droves, and the juried show selects the best works from the many art classes for seniors provided by Santa Rosa Junior College. “The annual Senior Art Show is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the positive and rich contributions that older adults make every day to our community,” said Diane Kaljian, Director, Adult and Aging Division. “It’s inspirational to experience the art and meet the artists.”
Some of the participants are lifelong artists. But many started late in life, enjoying the freedom they found after they retired and the children grew up. They discovered the leisure to pursue the discipline of learning to express themselves artistically.
Don’t miss the work of these many talented artists at this spectacular show. If you’re an artist, it’s a chance to see what your fellow artists are doing. If you’re a young person, you’ll see your elders in a whole new light. You may even be inspired to follow their artistic path.
By: Bonnie Allen