The Creamery Art Center continues to reach out to senior citizens through the Senior Artreach program headed up by Rita Clagett. This program engages Delta County seniors in a variety of ways, through the efforts of the Creamery’s artists and volunteers. Since May, artist volunteers have gone to the PACE senior center in Eckert and to the Crossroads residence in Delta.
Demonstrations have included both weaving and spinning demonstrations, a flower bookmark workshop, a clay workshop, a wire-wrapped gemstone jewelry demo, a multi-media presentation on birds,a presentationby the author of “The Yellowstone, Forever!” by the author, an oil-wash abstract workkshop, and a series of three watercolor workshops.
Rita is also working on a project honoring the lives of our seniors. She is doing video inteerviews of seniors 65 and older. Some of the seniors she has interviewed have lived in the area for five generations going back to pioneer days. She believes these recorded interviews are a “wonderful way to “ celebrate and interact” with seniors, learn from their histories,and give the recordings to their families. Rita takes portraits of each senior interviewed, and will be putting on a show at the Creamery in the spring or summer feaaturing these portraits, the watercolors from Sherry Polcyn’s workshops and an endless audio loop with snippets of the senior’s stories.