“Presence" examines the personal experience of aging through art.
Contact Number
304-242-7700
Address Info
1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

march, 2020

thu05mar(mar 5)9:00 amsat25apr(apr 25)5:00 pmPresence: An Exploration of Aging Through Art(march 5) 9:00 am - (april 25) 5:00 pm Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

Event Details

“Presence: An Exploration of Aging Through Art” examines the universal, yet intensely personal, experience of growing old.

Through painting, photography, sculpture, written word and mixed media, artists from throughout the United States explore a broad range of perspectives–from thriving lifestyles to the harsher realities of aging. “Presence” provides insight into the physical and mental aging process, challenges us to rethink how we perceive age, highlights the therapeutic benefits of the creative process and examines the role of elders in our society.

A series of learning and community-building events take place in conjunction with the art exhibition. Programs explore the various facets of aging and how art can play a role in that experience. 

A free opening reception with the artists takes place 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, March 5. The exhibit is on display through April 25 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Sponsored by The Health Plan, Wheeling Hospital and United Bank with additional support provided by the Home Support Foundation.

Exhibiting artists include:

Public Educational Programs

In conjunction with the exhibit, Oglebay Institute will host a series of learning and community-building events. Programs explore the various facets of aging and how art can play a role in that experience. All programs are free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited. Visit the links below or call 304-242-7700 to register.

Journey Through Dementia
6pm Thursday, March 5; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Presence Opening Reception
6:30-8:30pm Thursday, March 5; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Senior Yoga Workshop with Amy Johnson
10am Wednesday, March 11; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Help, Hope & Understanding: A Dialogue on Dementia
6pm Thursday, March 12; Stifel Fine Arts Center

An Evening of Spoken Word featuring Marc Harshman
6pm Thursday, March 19; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Dr. Susan Ridley and WLU Creative Arts Therapy Students
6pm Thursday, March 26; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Isadora Kosofsky Discusses Senior Love Triangle
6pm Thursday, April 2; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Senior Love Triangle
April 3-5; Towngate Theatre

It’s Never Too Late: Creating Art Later in Life
6pm Thursday, April 9; Stifel Fine Arts Center

NEA Panel on Creative Aging
6pm Thursday, April 16; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Navigating End-of-Life Care
6pm Thursday, April 23; Stifel Fine Arts Center

Time

March 5 (Thursday) 9:00 am - April 25 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

Location

Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance

1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

Organizer

Oglebay Institute304-242-7700

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