2016-06-22 / Front Page

Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center’s Art Exhibit

Joanne Doctor, oil on canvas as she takes part in the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center.
Joanne Doctor, oil on canvas as she takes part in the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center. The Open Studio Art Exhibition at the Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center is the final public event of New York City’s SU-CASA Creative Aging Program. It will be held on Thursday, June 23rd, from noon to 3 pm.

In February, a group of creative seniors from Queens Ofelia Schmautz working on her oil on canvas as part of the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center.


Ofelia Schmautz working on her oil on canvas as part of the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center. started their Studio Practice at the Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center. Starting with drawing, collage, watercolor and acrylic, they finished up with oil paint on canvas. They are exhibiting their works of art created in the past five months, under the tutelage of artist-in-residence, Wojciech Gilewicz.

Rozalba Altamar working on her flowers (oil on canvas) as part of the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center.
 Rozalba Altamar working on her flowers (oil on canvas) as part of the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center. The Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center is located at 89-02 91st Street, in Woodhaven.
The participating creative seniors are Rozalba Altamar, Emilia Calderon, Aida Casillas, Joanne Doctor, Susan Hamilton, Teresa Holguin, Ethel Maby, Janie Mason, Yvonne McKenzie, Gilberto Ruiz, Ofelia Schmautz, Lynette Thore-Levine, Virginia Wisman.

Artists in the studio hone their craft: (from r.) Teresa Holguin, Rozalba Altamar, Emilia Calderon, Joanne Doctor as part of the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center.Artists in the studio hone their craft: (from r.) Teresa Holguin, Rozalba Altamar, Emilia Calderon, Joanne Doctor as part of the SU-CASA art program at Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center.SU-CASA is a community art engagement program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. For 2016, the New York City Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and NYC Department for the Aging announced over $1 milion in new funding to expand SU-CASA creative aging programs to more than 100 seniors centers in New York City, providing participatory programming for older adults across the five boroughs. The program is managed in partnership with Queens Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by Materials for the Arts.

For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/culture


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