3.31.17 (Friday) - Folklorist and author, Jon Kay will be talking about his book, “Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers.” Featured

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 23:11

Dr. Jon Kay’s book explores “how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects." It focuses on five elders in Indiana and “how their creative work assists them in making sense of their lives, connecting with others, forging a new identity in their later years, and making commentary of the changing world around them.” Jon has done talks about his research to arts groups, in elder care facilities, and to community organizations as the book is relevant to all sides of the equation.

As we have limited space, we are asking attendees to RSVP on the Eventbrite page - https://folkartsaging.eventbrite.com

The book is available for free as a downloadable PDF and I encourage you to take a look (link can be found on the event page). You can also check out the book website for more info on the book and Jon Kay: http://www.folkartandaging.com/

The event will be Friday March 31, at 12pm in the Bartlett Library at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to talk more about the book and the event!

Lilli Tichinin
Program Coordinator
Folk Arts, Arts Projects and Accessibility
New Mexico Arts | Department of Cultural Affairs

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