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Volume 24, Number 8 — August 2017

Arts Calendar

Artful Aging: "Home and Family" photography exhibit at Slocumb Galleries

Date(s):  July 24 - August 25, 2017
Venue: Slocumb Galleries
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614

JOHNSON CITY, TN -An exhibit of black and white photographs entitled "Home & Family" will be on display at the Slocumb Galleries, located in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University from Monday, July 24 through Friday, Aug. 25. These original works were created in an "Artful Aging" workshop sponsored by Johnson City Public Library. Participants took part in eight weeks of study with Katie Sheffield, ETSU Visual Resources Curator, using film-based darkroom developing and printing techniques.

A reception with refreshments will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5-7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the photographers and learn more about their experiences in this unique arts education opportunity, which brings adults 55 and up together with professional teaching artists.

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. Throughout 2017, Johnson City Public Library will be offering intensive eight-week long creative arts workshops as part of this grant initiative.

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."

The Slocumb Galleries are located at 232 Sherrod Drive, on the ETSU campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours for receptions, and on Thursdays until 6 p.m. For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries' Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via email or call/text 423-4833179. Parking and handicapped access are available. For more information about Seeding Artful Aging, please For more information about Johnson City Public Library's "Artful Aging" workshops or events, please contact Lisa Williams at 423-434-4356 or

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