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Art of Aging Exhibit Explores Growing Old

What’s it like to grow old? How is growing old conveyed through art?

Four female artists from the Twin Cities, aged 65 to 80, offer whimsical and pointed reflections on that topic in a three-month exhibit, The Art of Aging, at Cargill Hall, the gallery at the Minneapolis Central Library in downtown Minneapolis.

The exhibit features Lucy Rose Fischer’s glass art, Bette Globus Goodman’s photography, Karen Searle’s fabric and wire sculpture, and Jody Stadler’s paintings and drawings. The artists capture themes such as the indignity of aging bodies and the sense of being unseen and on the shelf in honest and intricate images. Their art reveals indignation, sorrow, vitality, defiance, resignation, desire, and more—the range of emotions experienced as one grows old in an ageist society. The artists have exhibited their work locally, nationally, and internationally.

Celebrate the fascinating work of these accomplished visual artists and get rich new perspectives on your
own aging experience. The free public exhibit runs Thursday, June 10, through Sunday, September 5. The Minnesota Creative Arts and Aging Network (MnCAAN) and Hennepin County Library have cosponsored the exhibit.

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This exhibit is funded, in part, with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota to dedicate funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.



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