Art and Aging 2020 Bringing the Outside In

Virtual Art Exhibit Fall 2020Art and Aging Intro

When the orders to "Stay Home" came in March, older adults living in care communities experienced extreme changes to the way they were able to connect with the outside world. In May 2020 assisted living residents in Washington County answered "Beautiful Questions" about the people, places and moments that brought them joy. Their responses of resilience and hope were used to inspire a unique collection of photography from 14 artists in Oregon and beyond.

To view the exhibit, click on the images below.

Click here for more information about "Beautiful Questions."

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Art and Aging, Bringing the Outside In
Same Life by Ron, 87, Hometown:  Coquille, OR
Photo by:  J. Scott Stephenson, The Dalles, OR Photo by:  J. Scott Stephenson, The Dalles, OR Art and Aging, Bringing the Outside In
The Fountain of Life by Leah Rae, 84, 27 years at K-Mart, Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Photo by:  Erica Thomas Photo by:  Erica Thomas
Art and Aging, Bringing the Outside In
They Don’t Ask for Much by Gloria, 92 Hometown:  Detroit
Photo by:  Julie Perini, 42, Portland, OR Hometown:  Poughkeepsie, NY Photo by:  Julie Perini, 42, Portland, OR Hometown:  Poughkeepsie, NY Art and Aging, Bringing the Outside In
I Just Love People, Nina, 95, “Raised five kids and a husband”, Hometown:  Portland, OR
Photo by:  Talya Kaltman-Kron, 19, Portland, OR Photo by:  Talya Kaltman-Kron, 19, Portland, OR
Everything was There for Us, Edythe 82, Mother, Hometown:  Deerfield, KS
Photo by:  Gemma-Rose Turnbull, 40, Victoria, Australia
Photographer, teacher, small-time chicken farmer Photo by:  Gemma-Rose Turnbull, 40, Victoria, Australia
Photographer, teacher, small-time chicken farmer Born Artist, Kemper, 91, Graphic Designer, Hometown:  Council Bluffs, IA
Photo by:  Kimberly Sutherland, British Columbia Photo by:  Kimberly Sutherland, British Columbia Beluga Caviar, Annie, 76, Technical Illustrator, Hometown:  Brooklyn, NY
Photo by:  Anke Schuttler, Social Practice Artist, Berlin, Germany Photo by:  Anke Schuttler, Social Practice Artist, Berlin, Germany
Walk in the Woods, Anita, 77, Hospice Caregiver, Hometown:  Osage, IA
Photo by: Grant Williams Photo by:  Grant Williams
Amazing, Becky, 80 years, Kindergarten Teacher, Hometown:  Arizona
Photo by:  Lori Gilbert, 36, Teacher, Artist, Designer, Hometown:  Ojai, CA Photo by:  Lori Gilbert, 36, Teacher, Artist, Designer, Hometown:  Ojai, CA Walk, Rosalyn, 90, Office Worker, Hometown:  Portland now
Photo by:  Chelsea Wills, 35, Hometown:  Calpine, CA Photo by:  Chelsea Wills, 35, Hometown:  Calpine, CA The Lawnmower, Eva, 90, Teacher and Church Volunteer, Hometown:  Manila, Philippines
Photo by:  Zeph Fishyn, 53, Hometown:  Montreal, CA Photo by:  Zeph Fishyn, 53, Hometown:  Montreal, CA Herb Club President, Karyl, Biology Teacher, Mother, Hometown:  Kent City, MI
Photo by:  Iyah Kaltman-Kron, 16, Portland, OR Photo by:  Iyah Kaltman-Kron, 16, Portland, OR
A Place for Kids, Gary, 71, Pharmacist, Hometown:  Portland, OR
Photo by:  Kathy Pothier, 45, Hometown:  Ashfield, MA Photo by:  Kathy Pothier, 45, Hometown:  Ashfield, MA Hoot Hoot Boing Boing, Susie, 72, Teacher's Aide, Portland, OR
Photo by:  Salty Xi Jie Ng, 33, Hometown:  Singapore Photo by:  Salty Xi Jie Ng, 33, Hometown:  Singapore Special thanks to the Bringing the Outside In, Art & Age in Place photographers for donating their time and talents
Photos by:  Jaime Valdez, courtesy of the Beaverton Valley Times What is a Beautiful Question?