LifeStream & IU East Senior Art Competition & Exhibit to celebrate the talents of older adults

LifeStream and IU East are seeking artistic older adults to participate in the upcoming Senior Art Competition & Exhibit at Room 912 Gallery in Richmond. This competition will showcase and celebrate the talents of older adults in communities throughout East Central Indiana.

Those who wish to participate may drop off their artwork now through March 1 between 11am and 7pm at Room 912 Gallery located at 912 E. Main St. Richmond, IN 47374. Open judging will be held on March 7 from 12pm to 2pm, followed by a reception from 2pm to 3pm. The artwork will then remain on display through May 3. Participants can pick up their artwork between May 7 and May 10 from 11am to 7pm.

This competition is open to those who are 60 years of age and older who are residents of Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Union, Wayne, Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, or Randolph county. Artwork can include oil & acrylic painting, drawing, textiles, watercolor and pastel painting, photography, collage/mixed media, and 3-Dimensional work.

Artists may submit one piece of art for the exhibit. An entry form is required and can be found online or at Room 912 Gallery, a LifeStream café meal site, or the LifeStream office located at 423 Commerce Rd. Richmond, IN 47374. In addition, artwork must have appropriate hardware and ready to hang. Drawings and photographs must be framed and matted.

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.