Creativity & Aging Initiative
Living Canvases is an intergenerational life review and art-making program designed to bring together younger and older individuals and the community as a whole. Elder participants chart their life story and identify a key turning point from their life during three Living Canvases workshops. Participants' life stories are then translated into visual art form by young artists who receive the wisdom of elders’ life experiences through art creation. Life stories and the art the stories inspire are then shared with the larger community through a recognition reception, as well as other exhibits, print, and online media.