2013 Matches

2013 Matches:

Studio Artist Veronica Cianfrano & Tori Adamo, Painting/Drawing '15

Jennifer Schick of PHAIR & Sydney Andrews, Multidisciplinary '14

Studio Artist Kay Healy & Tim Martin, Animation '15

Kay Healy & Monica Morris, Sculpture '15

Studio Artist Michele Kishita, & Alexandra Coultas, Painting/Drawing '14

Michele Kishita & Phillip Mastrippolito, Painting/Drawing '15

Nicolette Marinos of Sandbox Studios & Morgan Beye, Photography '15

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Last Day at Germantown Nursing Home...

Yesterday was our last day helping seniors out at Germantown Nursing Home. It's hard to believe, but this last month has certainly gone by quick!

We got a chance to print tomatoes, pigs, and turkeys! All of these were different salt and pepper shakers that Effie had. At one point in her life she had a cupboard in her kitchen filled with hundreds of salt and pepper shakers, and she would use them for all different occasions. Turkey shakers whenever she made turkey, chicken shakers for whenever she made chicken, celery shakers for whenever celery was out on the table... Essentially what it came down to was the fact that she had hundreds of these salt and pepper shakers at one point, and now they are nowhere to be found. Lost when she moved, an accumulated collection that is no longer in her possession.

I'm starting to think and understand why she was so apathetic and uninterested at times when she was telling me about this collection. I wanted to know every little physical detail and image in order to understand how we could successfully screen print a version of it. She however, knew what it had been, knew it was gone, and wanted to know what she could get out of new experiences!

I talked to the program manager and she said that what's important is that we always keep learning, because as soon as we stop, we start dying.

Effie can be pretty stubborn, but I really enjoy the time we did get to spend together, and I know that she has her own way of going about and understanding things, but at the same time she can respect what's going on with the world around her. She has taught me to approach the world in a way that I can submit my own self, but at the same time make it a part of what's going on around me. Check out some pictures!!

Effie's favorite task was stuffing. It's not too hard on the fingers, plus it's an easy thing to do!

She didn't need any help screen printing!

I stayed for their Luau one week, the seniors got a chance to watch a hula dancer and eat water ice out in the courtyard! I honestly thought it was going to be a more interactive experience for them all, but they seemed to enjoy it regardless.

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