Art show puts se­niors’ tal­ents on dis­play

The Avenue News - - FRONT PAGE - By: GIANNA DECARLO gde­carlo@ches­

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.

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