'Senior Perspectives' art show on display in Lisle

 
Lisle Park District submission
Posted8/1/2019 11:43 AM

Visitors can see artistic expressions from participants of the Lisle Park District Senior Center and Museums at Lisle Station Park joint art program in a gallery-style exhibit.

Last fall, area seniors had the opportunity to learn and perfect their artistic talents through the district's "Senior Perspectives" program at the Senior Center, 1925 Ohio St.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Over the course of 10 months, local artists taught three, 4-week art experiences for seniors featuring different drawing and painting techniques. At the end of each session, participants had created a gallery-ready piece.

Those pieces now are featured in a new exhibit at The Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School St., titled "Senior Perspectives: Interactive Art Gallery: Unique Artworks, Personal Experiences, and Art for All." The exhibit will remain open through November.

The program was made possible by a donation from the DuPage Foundation's JCS Fund, awarded to the park district to enrich the creative landscape in DuPage County through painting and drawing.

Participants learned chalk drawing/pastels taught by Wendy Nadeau; watercolor/pencil drawing taught by Jennifer Rizzo; and acrylic painting taught by Lori Coletto. The program had a total of 35 participants, with many attending more than one course.

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The gallery at the Museums at Lisle Station Park showcases a diverse assortment of stylistic works in the various mediums taught through the program, with the intention of connecting residents of all ages and celebrating the creative talent in the community. Throughout the summer, the museum will host artist meet-and-greets to highlight the gallery.

The monthly KidsTime at the museum Saturday, Aug. 31, will encourage attendees to create their own artwork, inspired by the creations on display. Visitors during Depot Days, from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 14-15, will be encouraged to stop by the exhibit as well.

For details, call (630) 964-3410 or visit lisleparkdistrict.org.

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