Presence: An Exploration of Aging Through Art

Presence: An Exploration of Aging Through Art

March 5 – April 25, 2020
Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV

Free opening reception, 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, March 5.

“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.

Stifel Fine Arts Center
Stifel Fine Arts Center

Sponsored by:

HealthPlan

Wheeling Hospital

United Bank

Additional support provided by the Home Support Foundation.

Exhibiting Artists:

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