Aging in Montclair (AIM) and The Montclair Art Museum invite the community to a special collaborative program at MAM’s First Thursday Night program on May 2nd highlighting their exhibit called “Artists and Aging: Conversations and Exhibitions.” It will be a celebration of older artists who continue to explore their creativity as they age that’s taking place at the museum’s Leir Hall beginning at 5pm.
AIM has invited a group of outstanding Montclair area artists to display their work in Leir Hall. Throughout the evening, visitors will have the opportunity to speak informally with them as they view examples of their artistic works. Invited artists include Judy Beck, Elaine Golt Gongora, Marion Held, Judy Kargan, Catherine Kinkade, Nick Levitin and Bisa Washington.
The artists represent different forms of media including painting, sculpture, photography, and fiber art, as well as a range of experiences. Some of the artists have led successful and long careers in the Arts while others began to focus on their talents later in life. At 7pm, Sharon Pitts, the evening’s keynote speaker, will discuss her career as a noted watercolorist and long-time faculty member at The Montclair Art Museum’s School of Art. She will show illustrations of her work.
MAM’s First Free Thursday is a lively, festive evening that always draws many visitors to the museum. AIM members and the entire community are invited to enjoy the exhibit, meet the artists and explore the other galleries that will be open in the museum. There will be food trucks and a cash bar available for food and beverages.