Creative Aging Exhibition at The Phillips Collection

We marked another 30th anniversary milestone in 2018 with the mounting of a Creative Aging exhibition at the stunning Phillips Collection museum in Washington D.C. Works in the show highlight community partnerships that celebrate art and wellness. Art featured made by AFTA participants center around themes explored in the Phillips' 10 Americans: After Paul Klee show which we visited with older adult participants in our programs earlier this year. Visit the exhibition through December 31 by contacting Donna Jonte at djonte@phillipscollection.org. View photos from opening night here.


September Sparks

Even in the most prosaic and impulsive ways that we may dance or sing, write, paint or act, it is self-expression that brings to light our most extraordinary selves. Arts for the Aging will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year--three decades combating isolation and spreading joy and better health to older adults, especially those living with aging-related health impairments. In welcoming autumn, we share with you this most recent newsletter and moments from a sparkling year to date. This fall, AFTA board members will host artful parties and salons featuring special guests, and to support our good works. To AFTA Gala-goers and newcomers alike, stay tuned. We are readying to launch anniversary and Gala celebrations next year. Partnerships are developing with the Embassy of Switzerland, and The Phillips Collection with its forthcoming Paul Klee exhibition in early 2018. Thank you, as ever, for your care, friendship and support of AFTA.  

Music-making for stress relief, Rockville Senior Center, for Age-Friendly Montgomery County's 7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Website Debut of New AFTA Video

You're invited into the compelling world of Arts for the Aging, a place where AFTA's gifted and sensitive Teaching Artists facilitate all manner of arts programming for older adults, many of whom face memory and physical challenges, but whose lives are enriched by artistic self-expression and participation in the creative process.

https://vimeo.com/171624442

 

This video was made possible through a generous grant from The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and with support -- and gorgeous production -- from Castle Gate Media.

 


DECEMBER 11, 2015: Dream Ship exhibition opening reception

 

Arts for the Aging ‘s exhibition of multi-media works created in classes taught by AFTA’s artistic faculty with frail and vulnerable older adults in the D.C. metro region opened on Friday evening, December 11, with a well-attended reception.  Curated by Jarvis DuBois, the exhibition is runs through January 6, 2016 at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Photos from the Opening Reception may be viewed here. Support for this exhibition was made possible by the Rotary Club and Rotary Foundation of Washington D.C. and the Philip L. Graham Fund.

Dream Ship image, above center: a sculpture by Judith in AFTA workshops with teaching artist Carol Siegel at Alexandria Adult Day Services Center.