Carter Burden November 2022 Residency, Older Adult Art at Gallery RIBAA
The Carter Burden Network kicks off a one-month residency featuring older adult art at Roosevelt Island’s Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street. It kicks off with a free opening reception on Saturday, November 5th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
There will be more than 100 works on display, ranging from beautifully rendered landscapes to boldly colored abstractions.
The show features paintings and collages by participants in the Art Workshop at Roosevelt Island’s Carter Burden Adult Center– Over 20 artists participated with many bringing their best efforts for this exhibition!
The workshop is an ongoing program of the Roosevelt Island Carter Burden Adult Center, led by John Mendelsohn. The art classes are available to members of our community and open to everyone!
No experience is required- just come ready with your paints or pencils.
Mendelsohn said, “It has been great to see how the participant’s work has developed over the years. I am very proud of the art they have made, and I hope that everyone will see the exhibition.”
About the Carter Burden Network
Who They Are and What They Do
The Carter Burden Network is a nonprofit organization that empowers and supports New Yorkers aged 55 and over so they can continue to live in their homes and communities with independence and dignity.
CBN offers a wide range of services, including case management, benefits counseling, health insurance enrollment assistance, support for caregivers, older adult art and much more. Their ultimate goal is to make sure that their clients can age in place with grace and ease.
Why They Do What They Do
At the Carter Burden Network, they believe that everyone deserves to age with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, that’s not always the way things play out.
As people get older, they often find themselves isolated from their community and without the resources they need to maintain their independence. That’s where the Carter Burden Network comes in.
Their vision is a city where all older adults have the opportunity to thrive. They work every day to make that vision a reality by connecting clients with the resources they need to live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
When given the chance, older adults are capable of amazing things—and it’s CBN’s privilege to help them realize their potential.
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