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Aging Artfully Exhibition

June 11 - July 8, 2021

Engaging the artistic voices of our older populations, this exhibition sought to create an artistic meeting place within a time of isolation. Through participation in online workshops with artist and curator Catherine Mellinger, participants within the age group of 55+, were asked a question pertinent to all members of society - how do we maintain connection? The exhibit features work created in the Button Factory Arts Aging Artfully program and in partnership with Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Seniors Supporting Seniors and Chartwell Westmount Long Term Care. Kit based projects utilized artwork created by Chartwell's Art from the Heart participants. By providing images from artists in pandemic isolation at Chartwell Westmount Long Term Care Residence with community call for engagement, participants from both arts organization were able to create community connection in a time of isolation through a community response project and artful conversation.

Curator: Catherine Mellinger

Artists: Ella Brubacher, Gladys Cormier, Susan Creswell, Colette Dionne, Frances Gregory, Brigitta Hane, Kathy Inch, Chirstine Juszczyk, Roxy Linkletter, Beverly McNabb, Margaret Moorhouse, Paula Rostrup, Sue Sturdy, Pira Urosevic

Featured Image: Urban Landscape Using Harold’s art, Paula Rostrup

Thank you to our partners & funders!

Button Factory Arts was pleased to partner with Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Seniors Supporting Seniors Program and Chartwell Westmount Long Term Care Art from the Heart to bring you the Aging Artfully Exhibition. We highly value these partnerships which allow for creative collaboration and deeper connection within our community. Thank you to all who have supported this project, and the artists from the Arts From The Heart group at Chartwell Westmount Long Term Care for their willingness to share their work. In hopes we see each other in person again soon.

Button Factory Arts would like to thank Grants Ontario for funding this Exhibition, and the Aging Artfully Program which has been active between November 2020 - June 2021. This funding has been crucial in connecting seniors, artists, and community members during times of isolation.

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