Celebrating the artistry and talents of older adults

LifeStream and IU East partnered to host a Senior Art Exhibit and Competition in which older adults from East Central Indiana were invited to submit their work. Fifty-five area artists submitted pieces including ceramic sculptures, charcoal drawings, ceramics, photography, wood work, and much more. The pieces were judged and awarded at a reception on Thursday, March 7 at Room 912 Gallery in Richmond.

The first place winner, Don Pressley, stunned the judges with a charcoal drawing of Willie Nelson. Second place went to Kathryn Bird who painted a beautiful acrylic picture, and third place went to Enola Delaney with an elaborate ceramic sculpture. The full exhibit showcases the many talents of older adults in East Central Indiana.

The LifeStream and IU East Senior Art Exhibit will be on display through Friday, May 3 at Room 912 Gallery located at 912 E. Main St. Richmond, IN 47374. The community can stop in and marvel at the pieces on Tuesdays between 11:30am to 6pm and Wednesday through Friday at 11:30am to 7pm.

The Senior Art Exhibit and Competition is an annual partnership between LifeStream Services and Indiana University East. The next Senior Art Exhibit and Competition will be announced January 2020.

LifeStream works to improve the quality of life for seniors, people with disabilities, and others at risk.  Involvement in the arts has a number of benefits for older adults including improved communication and socialization, improved cognition skills, increased self-esteem, and much more.