Emerging artists and seasoned professionals are coming together in Penticton this fall for a two-part exhibition dedicated to seniors across the community.
The Penticton and District Community Arts Council is inviting people aged 55 and older to express themselves through art from Sept. 8 to Oct. 1, to reflect on both their past and vision for the future.
Featuring two separate galleries, the Leir House Cultural Centre at 220 Manor Park Avenue is set to host the festivities, in partnership with Aging Well Penticton, Wednesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the more than three-week exhibit.
From pottery and painting to oil and watercolour, both galleries will display work that shows what aging well means to the local senior population.
Gallery No. 2, particularly, includes paintings created during community drop-in events from May to August in Penticton and Kaleden.
“Participants were given a 10 by 10 canvas panel and the same set of acrylic paints to work with while creating what aging well means to them,” wrote Bethany Handfield from the local art council.
A booklet from each exhibition, featuring the works of local seniors, has been created and is now available for viewing at the gallery.
The online portion of the upcoming exhibit will launch on Sept. 17.
People interested in participating in the “Aging Well” showcase are asked to send a clear image of their work through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.