“Home and Family,” an exhibit of black-and-white photographs, is on display at East Tennessee State University’s Slocumb Galleries through Aug. 25. A reception is planned for Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5-7 p.m.
The original photographs in this exhibit were created by participants in an eight-week “Artful Aging” workshop taught by Katie Sheffield, ETSU visual resources curator, using film-based darkroom developing and printing techniques.
The workshop is one of several creative arts workshops offered by the Johnson City Public Library through a “Seeding Artful Aging” grant. The library was one of only 15 nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to receive one of these grants from Aroha Philanthropies.
“Artful Aging” programs are designed to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex and socially engaging. Their work is driven by “teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.”
The Slocumb Galleries, located in Ball Hall, 232 Sherrod Drive on the ETSU campus, are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Thursday and during receptions.
For more information on the exhibit or reception, contact Slocumb Galleries Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at 423-483-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.
For more information on “Seeding Artful Aging” activities sponsored by the JCPL, contact Lisa Williams at 423-434-4356 or email@example.com.