White Oak Artists

Saturday, April 8, 2017. 4pm Opening Reception

Gallery I

Exhibit April 8-April 22

Where in Polk County can you find a group of septuagenarian (70-79), octogenarian (80-89), nonagenarian (90-99) and centenarian (100+) artists of varied disciplines all living in close proximity?  White Oak of Tryon!

Painters, sculptors, weavers and crafters have, and some continue to, create beautiful works of art that today go largely unnoticed.

These talented seniors will have an opportunity to showcase their work in an upcoming show at Tryon Fine Arts Center to bring these talented folks a bit of much deserved recognition. This show will give us all an opportunity to meet and engage some truly remarkable people.

What often happens as we age is we begin to be seen in a very different light than when we were in our prime.  Inside our minds we are just the same person, full of ideas and amazing stories of our long and fruitful lives. This person we see in the mirror, who may walk and talk more slowly and shows signs of aging we think reserved for “old people”, cannot possibly be the same person inside our mind!  Frequently our accomplishments and identity are no longer recognized by our fast paced instant everything society.

One promise I can make you all – if you engage these very special artists in a conversation you will not walk away without a new appreciation of the treasures they offer their families and our community.

Further proof of White Oak’s caring compassion and insight into the needs of senior citizens and our community is the collaboration on this art show.  Do yourself a favor and come enjoy the show.

This is a free event! Please join us for the reception, or tour the exhibit during regular Gallery I hours.