The fourth annual exhibit of “Matters of the HeART: Supporting Creative Aging Through the Arts,” will premiere on June 2 in the lobby of Fordham Westchester. The exhibit, which will remain on display through June 15, features paintings, drawings, mixed-media creations, collages, photographs, and sculptures crafted by Westchester County seniors age 55 and older.
Co-sponsored by the Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee of Greenburgh, N.Y., the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation, and Andrus-on-Hudson, “Matters of the HeART” provides an opportunity for older adult artists to display their artwork.
“Since one in five Westchester residents is over the age of 60, this exhibit is an opportunity for us all to celebrate the creative expressions that our older residents are producing,” said Sarah Bracey White, the executive director of Greenburgh Arts and Culture. “So many things change as we age, but the creative spirit continues to burn brightly.”
The exhibit began its tour in the Greenburgh Town Hall, where it was displayed from March 12 to May 6. Several pieces were then brought to the Andrus-on-Hudson Retirement Community in Hastings, N.Y., while other pieces are now Fordham-bound.
“There has been an ongoing attempt to connect the Westchester campus with the surrounding community and to partner with various groups whenever possible,” said Joan Cavanagh, director of campus ministry at Westchester. “‘Matters of the HeART’ connects many different groups.”
An opening reception with the artists will be held in the lobby on June 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information or to RSVP for the reception, contact Joan Cavanagh, or call (914) 367-3202.
— Joanna Klimaski