Lifelong, Ithaca, NY
Painting classes culminating in a mural at Clare Bridge Cottage senior residence, classes conducted by Beth Ihnken
The Village at Ithaca
Community Chorus "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" was a recipient of The Linden Center 2009 Community Arts Grants -Supporting the Advancement and Study of Public Creativity & Aging Programming- a collaboration between the Linden Center and the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. The objective of the grants is to provide not-for-profit organizations with funding to create, support, and assess arts activities that involve older adults.
Speakers, guests, panels, and audience members participate in fostering understanding of the value of creative expression as we age. Photos of presenters, participants, and workshops in the creative arts.
In partnership with the School of Music, the Gerontology Institute and the Linden Center provide opportunities for student outreach concerts within the community at Senior Centers
On October 11, 2007, Ithaca College inaugurated the Linden Center for Creativity and Aging. The ceremony included remarks by President Peggy R. Williams, Gerontology Institute Director John Krout, School of Music Dean Arthur Ostrander, as well as Jay ’72 and Judith ’73 Linden who established the center through an endowment.
The Linden Center for Creativity and Aging, along with the Gerontology Institute, is featuring a series of artwork created by local artists over the age of 55. Currently featuring its third exhibit named Qulits, these successful shows have brought dozens of people to the college to look at the artwork.
Ithaca College student Kasey Stevenson conducts free art classes for Longview residents. Details from each class (and information on each artwork) can be read on the class' blog.