80 Over 80
On view April18 through June 1, 2018
80 Over 80 showcases more than eighty works of art by Marin County artists over the age of 80. Marin County is a hub of creativity and this special exhibit showcases the incredible artistic talent we have in our own senior community. The exhibit features landscapes, still lifes, portraits, abstracts, photographs, and more by some of Marin’s most artistic seniors.
Forbes Magazine reports that the arts make peoples’ lives better as they grow older and deal with the challenges of aging. In the aging communities, artists have lower rates of loneliness and depression, higher morale, and improved hand dexterity. In addition, they have improved mood and confidence, better family relationships, and in some cases even increased income.
In Today’s Geriatric Medicine, Barbara Bagan, PhD, ATR-BC says, “Making art or even viewing art causes the brain to continue to reshape, adapt, and restructure, thus expanding the potential to increase brain reserve capacity.”
Works for the exhibit were selected by a panel of judges including artists Kathleen Lipinski and Steve Emery, art gallery owner Donna Seager Liberatore, and Department of Cultural Services staff.
This exhibit is on display in the Bartolini Gallery, in the Marin Center Exhibit Hall. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm and select weekends. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.