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Volume 26, Number 8 — August 2018

Arts Calendar

Sculpture exhibit at Slocomb Galleries

Date(s):  July 23 - August 15, 2018
Venue: Johnson City Public Library
100 W. Millard St.
Johnson City, TN 37604

JOHNSON CITY, TN — An exhibit of works created in two Artful Aging sculpture workshops are on display at the Slocumb Galleries located in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University from Monday, July 23 through Aug. 15. The original works on display were created by participants in the “Folk Art” and “Animal Abstractions” workshops during 8 weeks of study with Angelique Lynch. Lynch, an Adjunct Art Instructor at East Tennessee State University, taught participants to use a wide variety of studio-based techniques during these intensive workshops.

A reception is held July 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the Slocumb Galleries. Refreshments are provided, and the public is encouraged to attend. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the Artful Aging sculptors and learn more about their experiences in this unique arts education opportunity, which brings adults 55 and up together with professional teaching artists.

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 during receptions and on Thursdays until 6 p.m. For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via email or call/text 423-483-3179. Parking and handicapped access are available.

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 2018, Johnson City Public Library will be offering intensive 8 to 10 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."

For more information about Seeding Artful Aging, visit

For more information about Artful Aging workshops or events, contact Lisa Williams at 423-434-4356 or

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