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On Friday, February 21, 7-8:30 pm, Creative 360 will host the opening reception for the seventh annual Yes We Can! exhibition featuring the works of 28 artists from across the Great Lakes Bay region who are 80 and above. The list of artists participating in this year’s exhibit continues to grow, but currently includes:

Roz Berlin (81), Norma Boeckler (85), Marcia Dilling (83), Luther Hale (87), Louise Herringshaw (82), Patsy Holzhauser (83), Mary Horning (85), William Horning (87), Robert Iwamasa (83), S. Preston Jones (83), Jerry King (81),  Gail Leduc (83), Rebecca Litherland (89), Audrey Pioch (88), Barbara Plummer (82), Ralph K. Rye (85), John Saam (90), Shirley Sirrine (89), Pat A. Smith (88), Pat Smith (85), Mary Starr (87), Alice Strack (88), Carol Struthers (91), Judy Wear (81), Janet Yerby (80), Patricia Yockey (85), Jan Young, and Barbara Zimmerman (87).

Enjoy an evening of wine, light refreshments and a chance to meet many of the artists whose works are on display. Like all Creative 360 exhibits, this is a free event. The interesting art of these Great Lakes Bay octogenarians will be on display through March 22.

About Yes We Can!
Seven years ago, Creative 360 developed an innovative program designed to recognize and honor the contributions of people who are 80 and over in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. This amazing segment of our population has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. The Yes We Can! program gives people of all ages ongoing opportunities to engage with, and learn from, this dynamic group of senior presenters.

Since the program began in the winter of 2014, Creative 360 has celebrated more than 350 Great Lakes Bay artists, scholars, scientists, and community leaders. These octogenarians inspire everyone to be more active and to realize we can all be contributing community members at any age!

Thanks to Garber Automotive, Gavin and Associates, Janet Martineau, Northwood University’s NADA Hotel and Conference Center, and Space Studios for sponsoring this year’s program. For more information about Yes We Can!, go to Creative 360’s website at or call 989-837-1885.

If you know of someone who is (or soon will be) 80 or above and should be considered as part of future Yes We Can! programs, please contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or by email at

 About Creative 360
Creative 360 is celebrating 25 years as a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization. 25 years ago, Cynthia Keefe and Linda Z. Smith founded “The Creative Spirit Center” with a vision to make creativity accessible to all. Since then, the nonprofit has become Creative 360 and welcomed countless people through its doors to express, expand and experience the creative process in all its forms. Creative 360’s mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

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