Art Is Long; Life Is Short

Thursday, November 6, 2008 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
at Indianapolis Art Center
, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Special Venue Instructions: Free parking.
Pottery demonstration / Indianapolis Art Center
Arts, Humanities
Event Format:
Demonstration, Discussion, Exhibit, Tour
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30)
Rosa Maria C. Dies, Lee Ellis, Loran Hill, Joyce Sommers, Lois Templeton

Event Description:

Imagination doesn’t diminish with age. Local artists and arts administrators will challenge your perceptions about getting older and inspire you to live more creatively in later life. Begin by recording your definition of imagination on a large community canvas. Hear lifelong visual artist Lois Main Templeton and arts administrator Joyce Sommers, who came to the arts later in life, reflect on their journeys. Then spend half an hour with each of four artists: (1) Ceramics instructor Loran Hill will explore clay as a metaphor for life; (2) Woodworking instructor Lee Ellis, who began his art career after retirement, will talk about the evolution of his creative process; (3) Artist Rosa Maria C. Dies will conduct a tour of shrines created by the public for El Día de los Muertos, discussing how we use our imaginations to remember loved ones; (4) An Indianapolis Museum of Art docent will discuss artists whose work began or evolved significantly later in life. Conclude by recording your new perceptions about imagination on a second community canvas; both canvasses will be displayed at Wheeler Arts Community. Free. See related programs on November 1 (El Día de los Muertos) and November 8 (Do Not Go Gently). Presented by Indianapolis Art Center; Indianapolis Museum of Art; University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community; and WFYI. Questions? Call 317-255-2464 or e-mail