AgeSong is a Hands-On Community

 

SFMOMA will be holding a window display contest highlighting The Modern Ball, beginning on April 11. The display will be right at the corner of Laguna & Hayes (inside the widows of Cafe Create). The theme is “AgeSong is a Hands-On Community.” Residents have made ceramic hands which each hold something that is of value to them.

The winner will receive a pair of tickets to The Post-Modern Party, the late-night fete of The Modern Ball ($300 value). The grand prize winner will receive a pair of tickets to The Supper Club, which also includes access to The Post-Modern Party ($1,000 value).

The Modern Ball is the biggest art bash of the year and features three
unique experiences within one unforgettable evening. This signature
celebration is not only a great party, this event raises critical funds to
support SFMOMA’s renowned exhibitions and innovative education programs serving more than 50,000 students, teachers, and families each year.

PRESS RELEASE

Do you enjoy the art of window shopping? Is a leisurely stroll through Hayes Valley one of your most favorite ways to spend an afternoon?

Then please remember to stop by the corner of Hayes and Laguna, where AgeSong has incorporated residents’ artwork in a window display showcase with SFMOMA.

AgeSong’s talented art therapist and artist residents are passionate about the arts and thrilled to participate with SFMOMA. AgeSong’s window display, titled, “AgeSong… a Hands-on Community,” features the ceramic, hand-shaped creations of residents who were asked to portray their hands and contain inside them something meaningful in their lives. Nature, objects, animals, even automobiles and other interesting items are represented and will be featured in a larger annual exhibition of residents’ artwork at AgeSong, Laguna Grove rooftop, on April 28, 2012.

Art therapy at Agesong incorporates the myriad of ways humans show an innate desire to express themselves.  The therapeutic use of art making by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development provides a healing and stress reducing effect. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.

In honor of its annual fundraiser, SFMOMA’s Modern Ball, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, SFMOMA invited San Francisco neighborhoods to create window displays highlighting The Modern Ball, an event that raises critical funds to support SFMOMA’s celebrated exhibitions and innovative education programs serving more than 50,000 students, teachers, and families each year. Find out more at http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/modernball_2012.

Please stop by our window display, located just around the corner of Hayes and Laguna – outside of Café Create – and pass this notice on to friends and family members in the neighborhood.

Thank you for all you do to make ours “a hands-on community”!

Laura Gibson, Community Relations Director

AgeSong at Laguna Grove Care and Hayes Valley Care


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