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WATCH: Older adults embrace the ageless nature of art

Bill Conallen

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) 22nd annual ‘Celebrate Arts & Aging’ Exhibition, celebrating creativity and joy among older adults was spotlighted on 6abc’s Art of Aging segment, a news series that connects adults with various resources throughout the region. The exhibition, featuring more than 160 artists, includes a variety of mediums such as photography, paintings, collages, and drawings.

Laura Weinbaum, PCA’s Chief Operating Officer, emphasizes the joy and engagement that creative practices bring to older adults. This year’s signature artist is 100-year-old Philip Cohn, who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and continues to paint daily. The exhibition aligns with the theme of Older Americans Month, ‘Powered by Connection,’ reflecting the artists’ connections to people and nature.

Artists Salvador Pereira, Jym Paris, and Elizabeth Richburg-Durand, among others, express their appreciation for the opportunity to showcase their work. Suzanna Urminska, Curator of Exhibits at the Parkway Central Library, highlights the connection between the artwork and the library’s services. The exhibition runs through May 31.

The event takes place at three locations, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Location, South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, and Center on the Hill in Chestnut Hill.  The exhibit can also be seen virtually at

WATCH: Art of Aging: Annual older adult art exhibition on view through May

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