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Six Over Sixty Five Exhibit at Arts Unbound
October 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - November 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pmFree
Arts Unbound presents Six Over 65, an exhibition of six contemporary artists with flourishing careers beyond the conventional retirement age of 65. The featured artists include Ida Ballard (East Orange), Douglas Florian (Manhattan, NY), Helen Levin (Staten Island, NY), Ruth Marten (Manhattan, NY), Roger Ricco (Woodstock, NY), and Florence Wint (Maplewood). The show opens on Saturday, October 17, with a reception from 2pm to 5pm and runs through November 21, 2015.
Recent research shows that as we get older our brains become increasingly more capable at making novel associations from gathered information. Thus, as we grow in age, so does our aptitude for creativity and innovation. Add to this years of life experience cultivating wisdom and empathy, and you get artists in their 60s, 70s, and 80s, making work with exceptional skill and depth.
Arts Unbound is dedicated to the artistic achievement of people living with disabilities and seniors. They provide visual arts education and professional development to help emerging artists compete on the retail market. By promoting the work of artists with disabilities and seniors, Arts Unbound centers their art-making rather than any impairments and by doing so challenges the stigma associated with disability and aging.
The gallery is located in the Valley Arts District at 544 Freeman Street, in Orange. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturdays noon-5pm, and by appointment. www.artsunbound.org (Arts Unbound – 973-675-2787).