Art lovers will want to check out Street Art Seniors of Stouffville (SASS) from July 14 to August 19 at the Latcham Art Centre.
Last fall, workshop facilitators Lara Seixo Rodrigues and Duarte Cavalinhos flew to Toronto from Portugal to assist Latcham Art Centre in implementing the SASS program which is based on their award-winning international project LATA 65.
Designed to engage local seniors in creative placemaking and lifelong learning, SASS gave fifteen participants an opportunity to showcase their creativity, learn new skills, and build social connections by transforming a public space with art.
One year after its completion, this exhibition showcases this magical project with documents of the three-day process, including photographs, large-scale mural panels, stencils and a short documentary.
Produced by Paradox Pictures, the short SASS documentary film beautifully captures the spirit of this unique program, emphasizing art advocacy for seniors with its storyline. Mark your calendar for July 14 and head over to 19 on the Park to take in the film and a Q&A with project contributors. The film starts at 5:30 p.m.
For more details, visit latchamartcentre.ca
Photo: SASS participants and workshop facilitators smile in front of their creation, on display at 6240 Main Street. (Dennis Hristovski photo).