Art and Wellness: Creative Aging Exhibition 2015

This year’s Art and Wellness: Creative Aging exhibition, which showcases the work created by participants in our ongoing collaboration with Iona, is on view October 30 through December 27, 2015. Like last year, our friends at Iona made a video highlighting the gallery talks, workshops, and creativity that led to the exhibition’s opening. Some participants shared their thoughts:

“Art is my guide; a path that allows me to reflect, question, and let go.”

“Art is teaching me…it is always teaching me.”

“Art offers me the freedom of knowing that I can do what I like and go where I want.”

Dispatches: Collaboration in Trebinje

Phillips Educators Rachel Goldberg and Andrea Kim Neighbors are in Bosnia facilitating workshops on Prism.K12 and Jacob Lawrence with students, emerging artists, and teachers.

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Artists collaborate during a workshop in Trebinje

Reflecting on our few days in Trebinje, it’s amazing how quickly time flies! Artists in Trebinje created personal responses to Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series and then collaborated in groups of four to tell a story using a theme that was common among them. Some told stories about community and travel, while others explored issues of identity and fear. We held an exhibition opening reception at the Cultural Center and were thrilled at the turnout! Artists talked with family and friends about how much they enjoyed having the opportunity to meet new people with shared stories and common interests, and to work and learn in new ways. I’m going to miss this wonderful community of fun and experimental students, but I’m also looking forward to our final workshop in Sarajevo!

Rachel Goldberg, Head of K-12 Initiatives

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Artists collaborate during a workshop in Trebinje

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Artists, family, and friends at an exhibition of the work resulting from workshops based on Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series

Breaking Ground with THEARC

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Groundbreaking for Phase 3 of THEARC. Photo: StereoVision Photography for THEARC.

Last week, staff from the Phillips were excited to be present for  the groundbreaking of phase III of Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). The museum recently announced a long-term partnership with THEARC that will offer dynamic, multi-generational programs grounded in the notion that art, when integrated with personal experience, can change lives. We’re excited to get started!

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Photos: StereoVision Photography for THEARC

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(Left) Mayor Muriel Bowser (right) Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski. Photos: StereoVision Photography for THEARC