Creative Aging Arts



The event took place on Monday, June 24th at Hamilton Senior Center

It featured work from:

Life Maps

Life Maps, led by teaching artists Paul Ferrara, is a collage class that explores the use of line, texture, point of view and color.  The artists in the group create collages while exploring the principles of art and design and using basic materials, tools, and techniques of actuallifemaps.pngcollage.  The culmination of their work can be seen at the Creative Aging Arts Day at Hamilton Senior Center.  The Life Maps program is part of SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide.


Full Bloom Poetry – a reading of original poems by members of the Poetry Workshop at the Hamilton Senior Center.

 Poets at the Hamilton Senior Center come together weekly to create their own poems after reading and discussing the work of poets as varied as Stanley Kunitz, Thomas Hardy and Rita Dove. There’s nothing like the words poetryicon.jpgand rhythms of favorite poets and your peers to provide inspiration, and a built-in time to write to put an end to procrastination. Writing takes place in class, followed by supportive feedback from peers and the instructor, Michelle de Savigny. Many students are motivated to revise work or create new poems between sessions. This lively, prolific group has been meeting at the Hamilton Senior Center since 2010. We’re always open to newcomers, and are a mix of experienced writers and those new to the pleasures of poetry.

Wonders of Watercolor

actualwatercolor.jpgDuane Chenier has been teaching painting at Project FIND for 10 years.  Works from his current class, as well as works from his classes throughout the last decade, will be presented at the Creative Aging Arts Day at Hamilton Senior Center.  Duane will also speak briefly about his classes and his work through the years with artists at Project FIND.

with a performance by Stories and Song:

'Stories and Song: In Concert', actualopera.jpgis the culminating presentation of OPERA America's 'Stories and Song' program in partnership with Hamilton Senior Center. Opera choruses and arias will be presented along with reflections on opera learning. The presentation will be held on Tuesday June 11th at 3pm at 330 Seventh Avenue at Opera America's home.

At the Creative Aging Arts Day, the Opera America group will reprise their work.  'Stories and Song' is generously supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.


Also read about Pat McKearn's weekly sing-a-long