Yes We Can! Exhibition Artist Gail Leduc will be honored at a Tuesday Tribute on March 28, 2-3:30 p.m. at Creative 360. Tuesday Tributes are hosted by Creative 360’s former Executive Director Carol Speltz, and offer an opportunity to hear from an array of fascinating octogenarians about their lives, their creative process, and their adventures. There will be lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A. Cost is $5.
Art, ever-changing and evolving, has been a lifetime commitment for Freelander Gail Leduc. “I paint for the pleasure of creating a work that inspires me, and I hope also imparts positive thoughts to the viewer,” she explained.
Leduc’s paintings portray the everyday beauty that surrounds us that is all too often overlooked in our busy lives. Her subject can be a special animal, a piece of driftwood or a sunset so awesome it begs to be painted. She loves the endless challenge of duplicating the blend of colors in nature. Acrylics are her medium of choice, although she has worked in oils, pastels and graphite.
Two of Leduc’s works, Gloaming and Sunset Side, were included in this year’s Yes We Can! exhibition at Creative 360. You will have an opportunity to view those, along with other works at the Tuesday Tribute.
Future Tuesday Tributes include:
April 11: Annabelle Seymore (92), exhibition artist
April 18: Marge Darger (82), Peace Activist, Lay Minister
April 25: Barbara Meyer (81), exhibition artist
Creative 360’s Yes We Can! events run through May and are sponsored by The Barstow Foundation, Gavin & Associates, NADA Northwood University, Space Studios and Balanced Living Chiropractic. The events include an art exhibition, eight luncheon soirees, six Tuesday Tributes and a tea to honor mothers.
Yes We Can! is a program designed to honor and celebrate artists, scholars, scientists and community leaders who are 80 and above from across the Great Lakes Bay Region in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. People of all ages enjoy the opportunity to engage with this dynamic group through their art, artist talks, luncheon soirees and more. For more information about each event, go to Creative 360’s website at becreative360.org or call 989-837-1885 to request a print brochure.
If you know of someone who is 80 or older who should be considered as part of future Yes We Can! programs, please contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.