Browse “Creative Expression”

“Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake” Trailer

Video

From Burning Hammer Productions YouTube Channel: “Could you pursue your passion no matter what? Hank Virgona has, and at 87 years old continues to trek to Union Square six days a week despite poor health, …

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“Create Together” at Allegheny County Library Association

Article and Blog Post

From the blog post: Today we feature Create Together: An Intergenerational Art Program out of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. This program exemplifies the library-as-incubator idea, relying on community expertise and partnerships to provide a collaborative …

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A Daughter Documents A Giant of Salsa and Latin Jazz

via The New York Times   |   Article and Blog Post

From Nathan: “Carmen Santos-Robson (from the Newark School of the Arts – who will be implementing programs soon via National Guild Catalyzing Creative Aging) shared an article with me about her father, Ray Santos, which …

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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

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Gloria King and Jarahn Cosby perform, “Acting Out!,” at “Advancing Creative Aging in NYC,” a convening held on February 7, 2020 at the Ford Foundation in New York to celebrate and share the findings from …

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Ageing Well: Can Dance and Art Keep the Mind and Body Young?

via BBC   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: Proponents of the arts have long argued that creative therapy can help ageing patients. Now, scientists have begun investigating that claim.

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Ages and Stages: The Place of Theatre in the Lives of Older People

via Ageing and Society   |   Article and Blog Post

Despite the growing interest amongst gerontologists and literary and cultural scholars alike, in arts participation, ageing and the artistic outputs of older people, comparatively little attention has yet been paid to theatre and drama. Likewise, …

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Aging and Gender in Literature

Book and Chapter

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this innovative volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological development and to examine how individual writing careers begin …

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Aging and Gender in Literature: Studies in Creativity

Book and Chapter

From WorldCat’s description: By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological development, and to examine how individual writing …

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Aging Artists on the Creativity of Their Old Age

via Creativity Research Journal   |   Article and Blog Post

Drawing on information collected from 88 graphic artists in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the investigators sought to learn about aging and its effect on their work. They concluded: “The perceived handicaps of aging largely …

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Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late Life Development

Book and Chapter

The research presented in Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late-Life Development suggests that creativity continues into the later years; higher-order mental abilities related to creativity, like imagination and problem-solving, persist until late …

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