Artful Living: Blog

September Sparks

September 27, 2017

Even in the most prosaic and impulsive ways that we may dance or sing, write, paint or act, it is self-expression that brings to light our most extraordinary selves. Arts for the Aging will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year–three decades combating isolation and spreading joy and better health to older adults, especially those living with aging-related health impairments. In welcoming autumn, we share with you this …Read More

In Loving Memory of Asher Hyatt

September 11, 2017

Asher Hyatt was a friend to AFTA and is the father of AFTA teaching artist Anthony Hyatt. He passed away on August 27 and a beautiful memorial service was held on Saturday, September 2nd to honor his extraordinary life.  He will be greatly missed.   

Music, Art and Dance at The Kreeger Museum

June 22, 2017

  This spring AFTA partnered again with The Kreeger Museum and Levine Music on a series of workshops designed around the Conversations at The Kreeger program. Conversations is a program for individuals with memory disorders and their caregivers that provides a forum for dialogue and connection through art and music.  In our expansion of the Conversations program, AFTA Teaching Artists lead hands-on art, music and dance workshops …Read More

27th Annual AFTA Cup Team Tennis Tournament

May 22, 2017

Our tournament this past May took place at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, home to the Citi Open tournament and members of Washington Tennis and Education Foundation. Players enjoyed friendly competition, fantastic exhibition play, and on the stadium’s center court with local tennis celebrities and junior tennis players from JTCC. A fun and scrumptious awards party buffet in the hospitality suites followed and we were …Read More