"Silver Linings: Spotlight on Cambridge Seniors" is the culmination of the work by one of the Cambridge Arts Council's 2022 Art for Social Justice grant awardees, artist Susan Coyne. Opening reception on Saturday, December 3rd will include the subjects of Coyne's work and an opportunity to meet the artist.
Coyne's lens on social justice is the visibility of older adults and the maintenance of robust social connection between them and their communities. Every older person has a fascinating story to tell. She interviewed seven local older people, ranging in age from 65 to 100, while collecting audio material about their fascinating lives.
From a woman who escaped the Maoist uprisings in post-War China, to a Holocaust survivor and long-term employee of Harvard Square's Window Shoppe, to a social organizer from the Dominican Republic, Coyne includes portraits, biographies, and the voices of seven local subjects in this exhibition. It will be displayed from December 3-28th at Coyne's pop-up store on 34 JFK Street, and an opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. The shop and gallery will be open Wed-Sat from 12pm to 5pm.
Virtual elements of the exhibition are on Coyne's website at: http://www.coyneworks.com/blog