Submissions Sought from Artists 55+ for
PCA’s 2012 “Celebrate Arts and Aging” Exhibits
Artists age 55 and over are invited to submit artwork for exhibit as part of the 2012 “Celebrate Arts and Aging” festivities during Older Americans Month in May. Presented by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, and supported in part by PECO, “Celebrate Arts and Aging” highlights older adults’ artistic talents and creativity with events held throughout the city during May. In addition, it offers older adults a host of opportunities to connect to arts activities that month, including discounts for many arts performances, museums and other cultural venues.
This is the 10th year for the celebration. Senior artwork will be exhibited at four sites this year, including Center on the Hill…the place for active adults in Chestnut Hill; the Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia; Independence Visitors Center in Old City; and Philadelphia Senior Center in Center City.
Photo or slides of artwork, accompanied by an art submission form, should be sent to Amanda Buonomo, PCA special events manager, at PCA, 642 North Broad St., Phila., PA 19130 by Wednesday, March 28. Artwork must have been created during the past three years. There is a limit of one submission per applicant. For more information on art submission criteria and an application to exhibit, visit www.pcaCares.org/SeniorArt, call 215-765- 9000, ext. 5052, or email email@example.com.
Join GenPhilly at the opening reception of NewCourtland and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ (CFEVA) Art is Ageless 2010.
This exhibit showcases the art of seniors in the NewCourtland Network, local youth and professional artists from the region. The artwork was produced during the Second Annual NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, an arts competition launched in 2008 that attracts some of the region’s top artists who vie for the opportunity to facilitate an intergenerational art project bridging area youth and nursing home eligible seniors in the NewCourtland Network.
Exhibit Dates: May 13 – May 26, 2010
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: The Skybox, 2424 East York Street, Philadelphia, PA
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments provided. RSVP encouraged but not required. Call 215-546-7775 x-11.
Research shows the arts are good for you, whether you’ve discovered a passion for painting or dance late in life, been a professional artist or simply enjoy being part of the audience. This May, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has joined with the Phillyfunguide to create a special promotion, Celebrate Arts & Aging that offers seniors dozens of special discounts on museums, theaters and special events; plus classes and workshops where they can exercise their own creativity.
Museums, theaters and cultural venues are offering special discounts on admission during May, and there are classes and workshops, exhibits of senior art and performances by seniors.
“We’ve partnered with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which administers Phillyfunguide, to create a bigger and better version of the annual arts celebration which has been known as ‘Seniors Celebrate the Arts’ for the past seven years,” said Joan Zaremba, director of marketing and corporate relations for PCA. “Reflecting the new partnership, the festivities have a new name: ‘Celebrate Arts and Aging.’”
Watch Judith Zausner demonstrate two beautiful projects and discuss Caring Crafts during a segment on “Seeking Solutions with Suzanne”: airing on April 11th. In Philadelphia, it broadcasts on Channel 8 at 7:30 pm and the repeat of the program is on Friday, April 16th at 5:30 p.m.
Also, “CNN Headline News” will air the segment on Wednesday April 14th at 11:55 am, 1:55 pm and 3:55 pm.
Too excited to wait, you can view the 5 minute segment now on YouTube.
For more information about Judith and Caring Crafts, visit www.CaringCrafts.com
‘engAGE! Celebrate Arts & Aging’ is a month-long, festival, presented by PCA & GPCA, featuring exhibitions of original artwork by older Philadelphians. Artists who are at least 55 years old are invited to submit artwork for exhibition throughout May in observance of Older Americans Month. Artists may submit one piece of artwork that was created within the past three years.
Submissions are due by Friday, March 26.
Application available for download, click here.
For more information,
visit – www.pcaCares.org/SeniorArt
call 215-765-9000, ext. 5052
email – firstname.lastname@example.org