Wednesday, June 28 from 5:00-7:00pm
Roosevelt Island Senior Center
The Roosevelt Island Senior Center will host an exhibition for ‘People, Places, and Things’, displaying watercolors and books made by seniors. The exhibition will be a culmination of a 6-month residency in which artist Michael Sherman taught 15 seniors watercolor and techniques to explore place and map their stories from one of New York’s most unique zip codes, Roosevelt island. This program will produce objects connecting people and places to the wonderfully unique landscape and community of Roosevelt Island. The exhibition will display sketches, paintings and books at the senior center and create an opportunity for the wider community to meet the local artists who created them. The exhibition will encompass the corridors and the walls of the senior center, but will also encourage the family and friends and the community to explore the island by following a senior driven map of the island. Artworks will be accompanied by descriptions as well as a map locating where and when some of the artwork was created, or the story took place or the hidden history of that place. An app will be used to enable a mini walking tour of the island from the seniors’ perspective. ‘People, Places, and Things’, can mean different things to different people. Come and see what it has meant to 15 seniors from the Roosevelt Island community.