13th Annual Senior Art Show is being held at the Santa Rosa Finley Center.
SANTA ROSA – The Sonoma County Human Services’ Department, Adult and Aging’s Senior Art Show will be holding its 13th annual show at the Santa Rosa Finley Center running from September 27 to November 19 ,23rd 2010. More than 100 Sonoma County senior artists will exhibit their art for almost two months at the Senior Art Show. The public is invited to celebrate the kick-off of the exhibit at a reception on Thursday, September 30th from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Finley Center. Coffee and cookies will be served. Artists will be demonstrating their talents at various stations throughout the Center at the reception.

The Senior Art Show celebrates artists over 60, some of whom have been practicing their talents for many years, while others are relatively new to their artistic endeavors. Mediums on display and/or demonstrated will include oils, water-colors, charcoal portraits, photography, clay, sculpture, and basket-weaving.

The Sonoma County Human Services Department (HSD) and the Area Agency on Aging jointly founded and host this free annual event. Diane Kaljian, Director of the HSD Adult and Aging Division explains the HSD commitment to this event. “Our mission is to help older people and adults with disabilities live independent productive lives. The Senior Art Show highlights the talent and creative abilities that older adults have despite disability and frailty.” Pamela Moniz, HSD social worker and Art Show Committee founder and Co-Chair explains the goal of the Senior Art Show. “It enhances seniors’ lives by encouraging them to create art for the sheer joy of it!”

For more information, call 565-5950.