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‘Ageless Artists’ at The Center

Oiseau de Paradis (Bird of Paradise) 14

I find The LGBT Center to be one of the more enigmatic organizations in our community. I pass it all the time and am impressed by how large and handsome the building is but I rarely go inside. Even though I can’t think of any reason why The Center exists for me I presume it is a place of importance for others. Yet, once in a while I will slip into the lobby with a handful of fliers hoping to get permission to put one on their bulletin board. I always leave without an answer, hoping for the best. Frankly, I am afraid of The Center. It feels ominous. I feel scrutinized by the front desk volunteers as though I don’t have a legitimate reason to be there. I try to hurry out quickly just in case someone with authority sees me.

This is clearly my issue (although I find I am not alone). But it is a nice segue into this week’s column because I recently learned that an art group going by the name of 50 and Better Together meets at The Center every Wednesday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. I was thrilled to know that individual threads of creativity are able to flourish in this place that strikes me as off-putting and impenetrable! 50 and Better Together is a free group for senior artists, it is not a class but rather a place where participants share their knowledge about their medium of choice, give support and learn from each other.

If you would like to learn more about this artist’s group then circle Aug. 25 in your calendar. Saturday, from 3-5 p.m., 50 and Better Together presents Ageless Artists a group show where you can enjoy wine and light snacks, meet the artists, see their work and maybe even win a masterpiece of your own! Admission is free, but you must be 21+.



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