Memory Art and Aging: The Life-Story Objects of Indiana Seniors

Featured artist Marian Sykes, who didn't begin hooking rugs until she was 80, displays one of her creations.

 Marian Sykes, who didn’t begin hooking rugs until she was 80, displays one of her creations.

From colorful walking sticks and quilts to paintings and hooked rugs, seniors make art to reflect upon their lives, record their memories, and share their stories with others. Join TAI Director Jon Kay on May 13 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bloomington City Hall Council Chambers  for “Memory Art and Aging: The Life-Story Objects of Indiana Seniors,” a talk addressing the importance of life review and art making to the successful aging process of seniors. Drawing from years of working with senior folk artists, Jon will share his observations about how and why seniors make and use art, as well as what we can learn from them.

This talk, held in conjunction with Bloomington’s 4th Annual Creative Aging Festival, is free and open to the public.

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