SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Nancy Agabian facilitated a memoir writing workshop at the Newtown Italian Senior Center. At the class' culminating event "Inheritance," her students read works focusing on their culture, identity, immigration, and family, larger through the lens of being Chinese in America. In addition to her SU-CASA students, Nancy had a couple of her college students participate as well, making it an interactive, intergenerational event. All of the works were read in both English and Mandarin. Learn more about SU-CASA here.
SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons facilitated a "Word Collage" class at CCNS Woodhaven Senior Center. Students learned the elements of collage and memoir writing and created multimedia pieces combining images and text. Their work was a combination of drawing, paper cut-outs, photos, and personal stories. Participating students shared what they learned with the community during their culminating event. Learn more about SU-CASA here.
SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Karl Lorenzon organized "Watercolor Party," the culminating event for his class at Bayside Neighborhood Senior Center. His senior students shared their experiences with learning and working with watercolor over the past 6 months. They created pieces focusing on nature and the environment. Learn more about SU-CASA here.
On Tuesday, June 13, SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Brice Garrett presented the works of his senior students at HANAC Harmony Senior Center in Astoria. Brice worked with the seniors for 6 months, teaching them how to sculpt with different media. The seniors produced about two dozen original works referencing people, nature and some of their favorite activities. The works were sculpted on site at HANAC and fired at Queens College. See more photos from their final presentation HERE.
SU-CASA is a program that pairs professional artists with senior centers across New York City to produce art experiences that enhance the lives of seniors and their communities.
Dan has created a feature film about Jamaica Bay.
But what it really is about has more to do with the people who live around the bay. Their stories, their community, their unexpected and beautiful Hindu rituals that take place at Jamaica Bay.
Dan says his film is about encouraging people to talk to each other, it is about creating a sense of place for the people that call this bay their home. How a place can define us and how we define a place.
This is something the Queens Council on the Arts believes in passionately. Dan’s film, “ The Divine Waters of Jamaica Bay” was awarded a Queens Art Fund Grant.
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