Artful Living: Blog

Motivations and Innovations

January 9, 2017

The Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington invited our Director and CEO to share what inspires her work with Arts for the Aging.  You can read more about that here.  And, congratulations to CFP founder Barbara Harman for being named Washingtonian of the Year for 2016!

OCTOBER 19, 2016: AFTA Gala Reception, Giving Voice to Lifelong Creativity

October 28, 2016

                AFTA’s 28th Annual Gala Reception, Giving Voice to Lifelong Creativity, was held in Washington D.C. at The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, also known as Anderson House. Nancy Peery Marriott was honored with the 8th Lolo Sarnoff Founder’s Award, celebrating her humanitarianism, philanthropy and lifelong engagement in the arts. Gracious chairs of this …Read More

NCCA Conference: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging

October 26, 2016

  We are still talking about the expert advice, research, and joy-filled arts experiences we took in at this year’s National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) Conference here in Washington, D.C. AFTA was honored to be part of NCCA’s conference planning committee.  The excitement began as we planned an international exchange between our teaching artists and several conference participants from overseas. The planning began weeks before …Read More

“Weaving Our Stories” Beautifully Blends Generations

September 1, 2016

  This summer AFTA Teaching Artists Marcie Wolf-Hubbard (art) and Annetta Dexter Sawyer (dance, theatre) led four creative workshops with older adults and children aged 7-15 at Elizabeth House in Silver Spring, MD.  This was the third annual “Weaving Our Stories” program, a collaboration between AFTA and Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County.  Elizabeth House provides subsidized housing for older adults, and the youth …Read More