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Artful Aging: 'Home & Family' Photography Exhibition at Slocumb Galleries
Start Date: 8/23/2017Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 8/23/2017End Time: 4:30 PM
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Event Description:

An exhibit of black and white photographs entitled “Home & Family” will be on display at the Slocumb Galleries, located in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University from Monday, July 24 through Friday, August 25, 2017. Artful Aging workshop participants created these original black and white photographs in 8 weeks of study with Katie Sheffield, ETSU Visual Resources Curator, using film-based darkroom developing and printing techniques.


A reception with refreshments will be held on Thursday, August 17th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and is open to the public free of charge. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the photographers and learn more about their experiences in this unique arts education opportunity, which brings adults 55 and up together with professional teaching artists.


Johnson City Public Library was selected as one of only 15 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. to receive a “Seeding Artful Aging” grant from Aroha Philanthropies. Throughout 2017, Johnson City Public Library will be offering intensive 8 week long creative arts workshops as part of this grant initiative.


Artful Aging programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. Their work is driven by "teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health, and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings."


The Slocumb Galleries are located at 232 Sherrod Drive, on the ETSU campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on receptions and Thursdays until 6 p.m. For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via email or call/text 423.483.3179. Parking and handicapped access are available. For more information about Seeding Artful Aging, please visit  For more information about Artful Aging workshops or events, please contact Lisa Williams at 423-434-4356 or




About Aroha Philanthropies


Aroha Philanthropies is devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in those over 55, joy in children and youth, and humanity in adults with mental illness. We believe that learning, making, and sharing art enriches everyone throughout their lifetime. Aroha Philanthropies works to improve the quality of life of people 55+ by encouraging the funding, development, and proliferation of arts programs designed to enhance longer lives, and by advancing the development of professional teaching artists working with those in their encore years. More information is available at and

Location Information:
ETSU Main Campus - Ball Hall
Room: Slocumb Galleries
Contact Information:
Name: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay
Phone: 423.483.3179
Johnson City Public Library
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