- Posted November 26, 2012 by
Palo Alto, Texas
This iReport is part of an assignment:
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MOLDAW RESIDENTS TO HOLD INSPIRATIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
“I started making pottery in 1974 when my husband told me I should retire and get a hobby. I even went back to college to study the art form,” said Roseman. “I work on my pottery every day for 3 to 5 hours a day. It gives me a sense of freedom, and I lose myself in it. It keeps me interested in life.”
Roseman also enjoys teaching the residents’ grandchildren how to make pottery. She
finds satisfaction in giving pieces away to friends who are sick or in need. She hopes the event will give her a chance to talk with other artists and hear what the public thinks of her creations.
“I like to show off my work, and I am interested in feedback,” said Roseman. “If people like it, I am flattered. If they buy it, I am thrilled.”
Moldaw Residences is hosting the art show to demonstrate the way residents are using art to communicate their thoughts on the world around them. The show will also send a message that anyone at any age can create something beautiful.
“I hope that our residents show the public that it is never too late to develop a talent as an artist,” said Miki Raver, lifestyles services director, Moldaw Residences. “We have people who have never painted or made ceramics before, and we have others who started making art as children. Their passion, creativity and talent truly inspire me.”
The Moldaw Residents Arts and Crafts Show will take place on Sunday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oshman Family JCC in room G103, 3921 Fabian Way in Palo Alto. For more information, call Moldaw Residences at 800-873-9614.
ABOUT MOLDAW RESIDENCES
Moldaw Residences is on the 8.5 acre Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, and is adjacent to the 130,000 square foot Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. The new senior living community is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) which allows residents to age in place by providing independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The community is more than 300,000 square feet with 193 maintenance-free apartment homes. The unique “multi-generational” community is open to all faiths, ethnicities, and racial background.
For more information about Moldaw Residences, visit www.moldaw.org or call (800) 873-9614.