Old and young combine talents for art project
SENIOR CITIZENS and young artists are to collaborate in a highly anticipated exhibition of work from Youthreach, the Artist in the Community winners; Greg Murray and Denis Dunne, and some local older people.
The aim of the project is to engage younger and older members of the community in a collaborative project.
The works is based on the art of storytelling, of conveying events in words, images and sound.
Traditionally, old stories were passed from generation to generation and survived solely by memory.
This tradition is fading and part of the project’s aim is to give the storyteller (Senior Citizens) an opportunity to be heard.
The storyteller creates the experience while the audience (Youthreach) perceives this story or memory and creates personal mental images from the words heard and gestures seen.
Organisers hope that the young people involved will gain a sense of place and history and help break down the barriers between young and old. The opening reception will be on Friday February 20 at 7 p.m.