Old and young com­bine tal­ents for art project

Bray People - - Out And About -

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.

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