Watercolor and mixed media art students, from beginners to advanced, will display their works during the opening reception for a new exhibition Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.
Awards will be presented in recognition of excellence. Some of the works will be for sale, and hand-painted original greeting cards will be offered for a donation to the Pasadena Senior Center.
According to a report in the Journal of Aging Studies, creative activities for older adults, such as painting, improve brain function and encourage a sense of competence and purpose, all of which contribute to aging well.
“The camaraderie is a big part of what people enjoy,” said Barbara Medford, who teaches the 10-week classes.
“They are supportive of each other and help choose each other’s pieces for their art show.”
Complimentary wine and cheese will be available at the reception, and a harpist will perform.
The exhibition will remain in place through December. For more information call 626-795-4331 or visit www. pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Events.