Art show puts seniors’ talents on display
Creative senior citizens got in touch with their artsy sides during the Rosedale Senior Center’s annual Art Show on Thursday, July 27.
The show featured creations from the center’s members and residents around the area, showcasing ceramics, portraits,
photography, and more in order to prove that ‘there is no age limit on creative talent”.
“I just love it. I like to show the membership what everybody else is doing. People come in here for different reasons, some come to play to bingo, some to play pool, and this show helps highlight the one part of what we do to the community and our other members,” said Kathy Haduch, the center’s director.
Participants were able to enter multiple pieces of work into a variety of categories that included other art forms like crocheting, stained glass design, and jewelry-making. The art submitted had to have been made when they were aged 60 or older.
The art, hung proudly in the center’s lobby, featured everything from a vibrant photograph of the Inner Harbor, to a bird house painted in Baltimore symbols like the Ravens logo, to a photorealistic pen sketch of a Native American chief.
The latter piece Haduch points out and said that it was
submitted by a member in her 80s who impresses every year.
She said that about 70% of the art displayed was made by members and a lot of it was made in the center during one of its many art classes.
“You see some amazing stuff. It really shows the rest of the membership what people have been doing in art class every Tuesday.”
Throughout that day, anybody that came into the center could vote on their favorite piece.
Haduch said that all twenty senior centers in Baltimore County will host a similar event.
The winners of each center’s art show will be shown at an exhibit at The Power of Age Senior Expo at the Timonium Fairgrounds on October 4-5. The two-day event is hosted by Baltimore County and connects seniors to over 300 exhibitors and other information and resources.
“Some people don’t even start doing art until later in life, so it’s nice to watch their skills develop,” she said, adding that she has consistently been surprised and impressed by the talents of the center’s tenants.