A public performance by participants of the Artful Aging Introduction to Acting will be held at the Blue Moon Dinner Theatre on Saturday, July 7, 2018 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Students of Ed Breese will share the acting skills they have learned in ten weeks of workshop training, in a variety of scenes and monologues. The performance is free of charge, and the public is encouraged to attend. A reception will follow, and audience members will have a chance to talk with the performers and learn about their experiences. Light refreshments will be served.
In 2017, Johnson City Public Library was selected as one of only 15 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. to receive a “Seeding Artful Aging” grant from Aroha Philanthropies, and the library received a second year of grant funding in 2018. Artful Aging programs 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.”
For more information about Seeding Artful Aging, please visit arohaartfulaging.org
For more information about the Artful Aging workshops at the library, please contact Lisa Williams at 423-434-4356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Aroha Philanthropies
Aroha Philanthropies is devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in those over 55, joy in children and youth, and humanity in adults with mental illness. We believe that learning, making, and sharing art enriches everyone throughout their lifetime. Aroha Philanthropies works to improve the quality of life of people 55+ by encouraging the funding, development, and proliferation of arts programs designed to enhance longer lives, and by advancing the development of professional teaching artists working with those in their encore years. More information is available at arohaphilanthropies.org and arohaartfulaging.org