Artful Aging: New Workshops Underway

Posted by - July 9, 2019

For the past two years, your library has provided skills-focused art classes led by professional artists for people ages 50+. These free multi-session workshops are part of the library’s Artful Aging program, which has offered participants the opportunity to explore new art forms in a welcoming atmosphere. Past workshops include Appalachian music, storytelling, poetry, acting,

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Arts Education Initiative: Artful Aging

Posted by - April 3, 2019

For the past two years, your library has provided a variety of skills-focused art classes for people 55 years and up led by professional artists. Initially funded through a “Seeding Vitality Arts” grant from Aroha Philanthropies, these free multi-session workshops offered participants the chance to explore new art forms in a welcoming atmosphere, including Appalachian

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Artful Aging Sculpture Show

Posted by - July 24, 2018

Join us for an Artful Aging exhibit, Dare to Dream, located at Slocumb Galleries ((ETSU Campus, 232 Sherrod Dr, Johnson City, TN) on the East Tennessee State University campus. The exhibit opens with a reception Friday, July 27th at 5:00 PM. The opening reception gives students from the Folk Art and Animal Abstractions Artful Aging classes

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Why Theater is Essential to Democracy

Posted by - July 6, 2018

We’re excited about registration for our next Artful Aging class: Theatre Games, taught by Christine Murdock! She shared this TED Talk from Oskar Eustis, the incredible Artistic Director of the Public Theater in New York City, with us so we could share it with you. If you weren’t excited about this new class before, you

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Artful Aging Drumming & Acting Culminating Events

Posted by - June 19, 2018

Have you enjoyed an Artful Aging class yet? We’re wrapping up a few classes here in our second year of Artful Aging Classes: Acting 1, taught by Ed Breese, Film and Darkroom Photography, taught by Katie Sheffield, and Afro-Caribbean Drumming/Creative Movement, taught by Dr. Arnold Nyarambi. These are classes that teach adults 55 and older new art skills. Check out

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Art Workshops in May 2018

Posted by - April 30, 2018

Our media partners at WCYB were wonderful to invite us to talk about Artful Aging year two! Click here to see Lisa and Richard Hood visit the studio and talk about what we have planned for 2018.

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Afro-Caribbean Drumming on Daytime Tri-Cities

Posted by - April 17, 2018

We were so happy to return once again to Daytime Tri-Cities to talk about our newest Artful Aging Class: Afro-Caribbean Drumming & Creative Movement. Click here to see our visit to Daytime Tri-Cities and see our instructor, Dr. Arnold Nyarambi drum!

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Artful Aging on Daytime Tri-Cities

Posted by - April 3, 2018

We were thrilled to have Lisa Williams, Adult Services Librarian at JCPL, on Daytime Tri-Cities this morning to talk about our Artful Aging classes this year! Right now we’re taking registrations of 6 classes: Acting (taught by Ed Breese at the Blue Moon Theatre in downtown Johnson City), Afro-Caribbean Drumming/Creative Movement (taught by Dr. Arnold Nyarambi at

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