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March 20, 2018

Lasell Village Intergenerational Art Exhibit Organizers

Residents from Lasell Village and students from Rockwell Preschool and The Barn at Lasell College displayed their work as part of an intergenerational art exhibit, "Colors," which premiered on Friday, March 9.

The 145-piece collection features mediums including needlepoint, pastels, collage, stained glass, quilting, stamping, and watercolor, oil, and acrylic paints created by artists as young as 7 months to seasoned Village artists.

Village residents and art co-chairs Jean and Peter Stringham collaborated with teachers and administration at both child study centers to craft the exhibit, with inspiration provided by Director of Resident Programming Carla Pepka, who coordinated a similar display several years ago.

"We hope people come to see the exhibit and experience pure joy," said Jean Stringham. "It's made our community totally happy to see this creativity and beauty."

Peter Stringham described a particular piece of art influenced by a children's story about mice who make a mess while painting created by the Rockwell Preschool students.

"We have two pieces of clear plastic covered with bright colors, draped across the window like stained glass," he said. "The sun shines through and it is just great. The works the children created are just gorgeous."

This intergenerational effort is one of several ongoing campus-wide collaborations, which also include a senior practicum in arts management; module courses such as Folklore & Folklife and Global History of Childhood; and "These Walls Can Talk," a project by students in a course of the same name to create a full-scale mural for children at The Barn.

"The level of cooperation and creativity makes it easy to work with one another," said Jean Stringham.

"Colors" will remain on display through April 13 just outside the Village café at 120 Seminary Ave.

Art at Lasell Village Intergenerational Art Exhibit

Art at Lasell Village Intergenerational Exhibit