Monday, October 25, 2021

What’s Age Got to do With It?



Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the ageless exhibition, “Over 80 Under 30” from August 3-29, 2017, Monday thru Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM. Showcased artists will either be over the age of 80 or under the age of 30.

The “Over 80 Under 30” exhibition will take place in the Lauritzen and Rush galleries. The opening reception called “Second Tuesday” is from 5:30 – 7 PM on August 8th. Taste of the Arts food sponsor CJ’s on the Bay will be providing “Delightful Bites” for the artists and patrons. Reservations are not required. There is a suggested $10 donation



for non-members.

Our mature artists were around when the Hindenburg airship burst into flames in 1937 and when Amelia Earhart disappeared. Also, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge opened and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” first appeared in movie houses.

Some 50 years later our emerging artists experienced epic Nickelodeon episodes, probably owned Beanie Babies, Pokemon cards, and CD singles. When they were older they started their social media journey with a Myspace profile.

There is at least a half century of different perspectives and experiences between these artists. Yet, their common bond is art and the need to create.

What is Art?

“Art is an expression of



feeling be it whatever medium is used.” Edythe Newbourne, “Over 80.”

“Art is what it is, was what it was, and will be what it wants to be. We just have the good fortune of being a part of it.” Caitlin Rosolen-De Jesus, “Under 30.”

The artists exhibiting in the main galleries are: Alyssa Baladad, Tanner Castle, Marian N. Miller, William Ward Moseley, Edythe Newbourne and Caitlin Rosolen- De Jesus.

In the La Petite Galerie, Lucille Rich, age 96, will be exhibiting a selection of her work. Lucille said, “I danced for a living my entire life so now that I am retired, I let my paintbrushes dance



for me. There are many forms of dance as there are in art. I let my fantasies, fancies, loves, and whatever else catches my eye, be the inspiration for my brushes.”

Lucille Rich was a Broadway vaudeville performer with her husband for almost six decades. She designed her showbiz wardrobe. While traveling long distances during her show business days she would draw and paint. She also took classes covering a wide variety of mediums. Lucille and her husband were also on many early TV shows.

The Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. For more information visit or call 239-394-4221.

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