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UDC Artists Capture the Essence of Life

WI Staff Writer | 3/17/2010, 11:15 a.m.

An exciting new exhibit, Ten Miles Uphill (Both Ways) Through the Snow With No Shoes, at the University of the District of Columbia in Northwest, is a must see created by seasoned artists. The exhibit, which opened Thu., March 10 runs through Thu., March 25.

The show, presented by the university€s School of Mass Media,Visual & Performing Arts, showcases the work of talented senior citizens and the UDC Art Program. The inner visions and personal stories of the artists take on numerous forms in this eclectic show that consists of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and mixed media.

Artists range in age from 70 to 83, and all share a passion for the visual arts. Through the UDC Gerontology Program, these seniors have seized an opportunity to expand their horizons, and the art that they have created is a testament to the power of life-long learning and expression.
Meredith Rode (left), chair of the UDC Department of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts, with Daniel Venne (right), art professor and event organizer.All Photos courtesy of UDC Professor Daniel Venne
Painting by Gerald Smith All Photos courtesy of UDC Professor Daniel Venne
Painting by Barbara Gardien. All Photos courtesy of UDC Professor Daniel Venne
Painting by Ed Goldin, a physics professor at American University in Northwest. All Photos courtesy of UDC Professor Daniel Venne