SILVER SOCIAL Club with your charming hostess, Lexa Walsh
We will create a temporary “senior club”, (open to any self-identified person over 50), with a series of activities involving meals, recipes, interviews, workshops, and activities that lend themselves to storytelling. I will photograph and record those stories; preserve and disseminate them via a community cookbook, a website, and an exhibition. I want to offer a voice to members of the community, and value and preserve these voices by being an eager listener and documentarian. The website, cookbook and exhibition will bring together different communities of NSB together in one place, suggesting the possibility of a group identity. All activities will take place either at Harris House, at your homes, or at other locations TBD. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or http://acacommunityartist.tumblr.com
Meal Ticket - a weekly luncheon, gathering small groups to share a free home cooked meal and exchange recipes (for anything - not just food). These will be compiled into a Community Cookbook, printed in time for the holidays. Just bring yourself and an empty stomach. Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 September RSVP required, each meal limited to 14
Workshops - weekly workshops and skill shares taught by local community members. Subjects may include cooking, finance, environment, travel, end of life planning, songwriting, etc. Suggestions welcome!
Occasional Saturdays, 2-5pm. Note ACA calendar for details.
Refreshments served, RSVP recommended unless otherwise noted
Collections - Show me your collections, whatever they may be. I will photograph and record our conversation about them. If your adult child who doesn’t appreciate your beloved objects is there for the conversation, it could get even more interesting…
Able - Let’s look at what you used to be able to do. I will document in photography and video, and record our conversation about how it feels to have limitations.
Compliments - I will record (on video) couples and/or parents and adult children sharing compliments that your fellow family members have written about you. Do we tell each other these things often enough? How do we feel about our complex family relationships? How can we enrich understanding in these relationships?
Calendar Gals (& Guys) - As we age we become invisible and desexualized. I will photograph you in a private session where you can feel beautiful and free to express yourself. You can choose what will happen with the photos.