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ART SPACE CONNECT and PARKVIEW GALLERIES

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Presented by The Islington Senior's Centre
Exhibition Dates:  December 2, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Reception: Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 

The Art group has a long history at Islington Senior’s Centre. On Friday we meet to work on individual projects, often influenced by monthly art challenges and themes. There is a qualified instructor to assist the members. Members range from beginner to established artists working in many styles and mediums. Instruction is focused on technique and individual pursuits.

In house, once a month we share our work and offer productive criticism and appreciation. At this time we also look at other art either through documentaries or from our members’ interests through presentations. We also have a small gallery in the Islington Senior's Centre so members may see and purchase our art. Since 2009 we have had many group art shows in Etobicoke.

In 2020 Islington Seniors’ Centre will be celebrating 60 years as a seniors’ organization. The Centre is diverse in its interests and activities. Please come by to visit and to join us. Click here for more information.

All are welcome to join us at the reception at NPCC on Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

FOUNDERS, PARKVIEW and EMERGENCE GALLERIESSaranac Collage 1

 
Saranac Seniors' Inspirational Group
Exhibition Dates: December 2 to December 15, 2019
Reception: Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
“When you keep your mind open to magic, inspiration is everywhere.”
 
Welcome to the very first exhibition by Saranac Inspiration's, “Art for all Ages”:  glass painting and pencil art. seniors(ages 70-94)
 
The concept and approach to “Art for all Ages” is based on clinical modalities used to improve the cognitive and motor skills of autistic persons and stroke patients. The positive cognitive benefits for seniors from nurturing their artistic expression are noticeable and bolstered by scientific research. 
 
At the end of it's first year, the real value of Saranac Inspiration's art programs to our seniors can be seen, maybe not so much in the skill of their artistic expression on glass, but in the self-esteem, connectedness and enthusiasm for life that this program has evoked in our senior artists:
 
_“It allows older people to do interesting things, communicate more with each other and enjoy what we ourselves create... ”
 
_“We are engaged with great enthusiasm and pleasure. Hands and fingers began to move better and hurt less. Everything is focused on drawing, colours, the mood is good, and you feel younger. We want to continue more and more... Before the program, I never held the brush in my hands...”
 
_“No wonder the name of our group is “Inspiration”. It is inspiration that makes our life more meaningful, creative, saturating it with new energy and discovering the unexpected gifts given to us by nature.”
 
We are most grateful to NPCC and the Islington Seniors Centre for creating this opportunity. We look forward to exploring how this program and our passionate artists can share the benefits that this simple and effective program has awakened in them with other senior communities across the city.
 
All are welcome to join us at the reception at NPCC on Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.                       
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