Montclair Art Museum’s Free First Thursday Night program on May 2nd will be highlighted by Artists and Aging: Conversations and Exhibitions, a celebration of older artists organized by MAM in collaboration with AIM. The program will take place in Leir Hall beginning at 5 pm.
AIM has invited a group of Montclair area artists to display their work in Leir Hall, and throughout the evening visitors will have the opportunity to speak informally with them and see examples of their work. Invited artists include Judy Beck, Elaine Golt Gongora, Marion Held, Judy Kargan, Catherine Kinkade, Nick Levitin, and Bisa Washington. They represent a range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and fiber art, and a range of experiences; some have long careers as artists while others began to focus on their art later in life. At 7 pm, we will hear from the evening’s keynote speaker, Sharon Pitts. A noted watercolorist and long-time faculty member at MAM’s Yard School of Art, Sharon will be discussing her career and showing illustrations of her work.
We hope to see many AIM members at this event! Free First Thursday is a lively, festive evening that always draws many visitors to the museum. In addition to our program in Leir Hall, the museum galleries will be open, and there will be food trucks and a cash bar available for food and beverages. AIM’s participation is a wonderful opportunity to raise our profile in the community and to draw attention to a group of artists who continue to explore and develop their creativity as they age.