Ageless Creativity Show
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
August 15 through October 31, 2013
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will host Ageless Creativity, an exhibition of works from thirteen residents at C.C. Young, a senior living and care facility located near White Rock Lake from August 15 to October 31, 2013. The artist reception is Thursday, August 15 from 6:30pm to 8:30 p.m., and is open to the public.
Participating artists are: Fred Christen, Nida Clyde, Howard Cox, Ernest “Bud” Duvall, Virginia Ellis, Paul Harris, Anita Hullum, Barbara Mott, Emeline Simpson Thaxton, Patsy Stanford, Wilburn “Wib” Sutherland, Rozina Vlasimsky and Dot Winchester. Work includes ceramics, fiber arts, photography, oil painting and watercolor. Ages of the artists when the works were completed vary from 57 to 91.
According to Denise Aver-Phillips, C.C. Young’s Director of The Point, Center for Arts and Education, the 91-year-old nonprofit organization programs and services focus on integrated whole-person health and wellness. “We have learned that the desire to create and contribute does not diminish with age,” she said. “This collaboration with the Creative Arts Center allows our resident artists a way to celebrate their achievements with their family, friends and the community.”
The exhibition will be on view Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CAC’s two-acre campus located four miles east of downtown Dallas at 2360 Laughlin Drive.
Creative Arts Center
CAC is a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to working artists and adult students of all skill levels, CAC is an incubator for emerging artists. More than 500 classes and workshops are offered year, and last year more than 1,500 students were enrolled. Offerings include ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, fiber arts, jewelry, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, stone carving and welding. Instructors include well-known artists and art educators whose work is in public and private collections, including Sonia King, Rebecca Swann, Dan Sellers and Tomas Bustos. CAC also offers outreach to underserved children through its programs such as Camp MetalHead, unseenamerica and ArtAbility. For more information, visit www.creativeartscenter.org.
C.C. Young provides continuing care to 300-plus aging seniors with residential living, assisted living, skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s/Dementia care, outpatient rehabilitation, hospice and home health care. It is the home of “The Point, Center for Arts and Education” offering classes, lectures and performances in brain fitness, computer training, art and music for the community as well as C.C. Young residents. Through its vision “to provide a community where every life and every age is valued and enriched,” C.C. Young’s mission is to “work with others to transform our complementary service responses to the aged.” For more information, visit www.ccyoung.org.