Senior artists show off their work

Seniors in Washington State are being appreciated for their artistic abilities and talents, according to a recent article by the Kitsap Sun.

According to the newspaper, the Tacoma Art Museum is featuring senior-produced artwork, including watercolor paintings and digital photographs.

The ‘Over 55’ art exhibit, sponsored by Franke Tobey Jones retirement center, a Tacoma independent living community, will be running until December 9.

Kathy Thurston won an award in the 2D (two-dimensional) category for her watercolor painting, ‘Warrior Homecoming,’ which depicts a group of ferocious-looking salmon in the rushing water of the Elwha River, located in Washington’s Olympic National Park.

Thurston told the newspaper that most of her work as an artist is inspired by the wildlife she sees during her camping trips, but ‘Warrior Homecoming’ was a result of her imagination only.

“I felt a need to express the miracle of the return journey these salmon are now taking after years of being cut off from their river by the dam,” she said.

One of the other winners, Carlene Salazar, was awarded for her photograph she took when she was serving in the military and stationed in Kosovo.
The art show began on November 9, and displays more than 80 artworks from older artists.