Art for seniors, supported by Bainbridge Community Foundation
In 2008 – fittingly, the year of our own 60th anniversary – BAC launched the Art After 60 program, which sends our artists into local retirement centers armed with art supplies and project ideas.
The hands-on program was a success from the get-go. Participants who haven’t picked up a brush or a piece of pastel in decades are amazed at what they can create and delighted at how good it feels to make art.
Art projects also serve as a platform for socializing, telling stories, and sharing histories – all of which promote health and well being!
We visit Wyatt House, Madison Avenue Retirement Center, and Madrona House once per month.
If you are an artist or a senior center representative who wants to participate or learn more, contact Programming and Outreach Director Georgia Browne, email@example.com.
Shown here are residents of the Madison Avenue Retirement Center in September 2013, following a class with Jeannie Grisham.
Thank you to Bainbridge Community Foundation and the Plan B Fund, a BCF Donor Advised Fund, for their generous support of our 2016-2017 program!
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Gretchen Hancock, Pink Pond, 2014 (detail). Oil on panel. Image courtesy of the artist.