Art Education

Back to Blog October 3, 2017

Ver de lejos Exhibition Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo
Art Educator Jamie Forslund gives talk to attendees at reception for Ver de lejos Exhibition

Some pictures from last Friday’s Ver De Lejos/To See from Afar show!

This gallery showed work from the Mann Older Adult Center bilingual painting course, led by Jamie Forslund. These artists explore themes of memory, heritage, and beauty by connecting their lives in Philadelphia with memories of growing up in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, etc.

The reception featured several artists present talking about their process and experience, as well as Art Educator Jamie Forslund talking about her experience teaching in a bilingual community arts program. Forslund highlighted the differences between teaching older adults from teaching children and adolescents, as well as the inspiration for some of the projects in the exhibition. 


Attendees enjoy the art at the reception

Attendees enjoy the reception

Attendees enjoy the art at the reception

One of the featured artists poses next to their work
Attendees and artists pose for a photo together