Imagination Lives at All Ages

Family members celebrating the work of an Iona artist. Photo: James R. Brantley

Family members celebrating the work of an Iona artist. Photo: James R. Brantley

I’ve been working on the museum’s Creative Aging program for over a year now, and to celebrate the current exhibition, the Phillips hosted a reception this past weekend for friends, families, and artists whose work is on view.

Over 100 visitors attended the reception, and what resonated most for me was the sense of pride many of the artists and families felt about seeing the artworks on view. One artist stated, “Thank you everyone for celebrating with us our artwork. It gives encouragement to make other works of art.” Another family member said, “We are so moved by this beautiful exhibit and the wonderful work. Thank you!”

But, I think one my favorite remarks written in the comment book said, “In line color and spirit—imagination lives at all ages.” My colleague at Iona, art therapist Jackie McGeehan, made this video to encapsulate the energy, ideas, and process behind the display. Have a look, and let us know what you think!

One thought on “Imagination Lives at All Ages

  1. This is the kind of exhibit our museums should be doing. Kudos to the Phillips for hosting this exhibit and this event for artists and families. Imagination does live at all ages, and in all phases of our lives. And it looks like it is alive and well at the Phillips!! Thank you

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