April 8, 2016 – May 14, 2016
A Point of View exhibition curated by Fleta Monaghan and Nadine Charlsen
Opening Reception: Friday, April 15th, 5pm – 8pm
This show will be curated by professional artists and experienced curators Fleta Monaghan and Nadine Charlsen under the sponsorship and support of the nonprofit known as The Geezer Gallery. The curators are experienced curators and nationally known artists who will select exhibitors that are masters in the arts, with decades of experience. The curators will select works, arrange show. The Geezer Gallery will fund and facilitate reception, installation, special assistance and support to the artists as needed, ensuring work is presented professionally for the exhibition, take down and printed materials, press, arranging interviews and other task required to produce a professional quality exhibition worthy of the artists and the AAAC.
This show will honor and showcase some of the regions distinguished master artists, highlighting their long history of accomplishment and dedication to the arts in keeping with the mission of The Geezer Gallery. Work exhibited show mastery of medium, thoughtful and meaningful expression and an understanding of composition that is only achieved through long years of dedicated practice.
The Geezer Gallery of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County will be the program exhibiting for this show. The Geezer Gallery is a new program of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County that is replicating The (original) Geezer Gallery, which is a 501(c)3 in Portland, OR. The Geezer Gallery’s two initiatives include: (1) Offering free therapeutic art programming for low income older adults and (2) providing opportunities for local master-level artists aged 60 years and older to exhibit and sell their work. The mission of The Geezer Gallery is to serve as a social change agent with respect to our perceptions of aging. The name of The Geezer Gallery is intended to be provocative as we want to provoke conversation and new ways of thinking about what it means to be an aging or “older” person in today’s world. Our objectives for the show submitted here is for The Geezer Gallery of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County to host its first exhibition of master-level artists aged 60 years and older in Asheville.