Artist Nancy Bors
Jennifer Canfield photos
Each year, usually in May, the Kodiak Senior
Center hosts a modest art
show. Paintings, quilts, fiber art and more are displayed on tables and on the
walls in the commons area. Laurie Murdock is the executive assistant at the
senior center. She organizes the show.
senior artists. Every body is 60 and older. You can not put a piece of art in
here unless you are 60 or older. Some of our artists are Janet Bane, Midge
Dillon, Jean Carson, Nancy Bors, Mona Johnson, Dottie Holm, Susan Byers and we
do have one male artist who is a literary artists and he has his book displayed
author Malcolm Gladwell says that the key to mastering anything is practicing
it for 10,000 hours, or two hours everyday for nearly 14 years. The collection
of art in the senior center's show seems to support that theory.
Artist Midge Dillon
best thing about the senior center's art show is that it's obvious each artist
has dedicated themselves to creating something beautiful. One artist, Midge
Dillon, has several pieces on display. With a very steady hand, she creates
lifelike drawings of something in which many people might not see the beauty.
"She got a
fascination with dying flowers and they're actually very beautiful. The iris
over there was, I think, her first one and then she sort of went from there and they're quite beautiful and quite unique. I think Midge sees something that she
likes-- and she loves to draw, she's a wonderful artist and she's very creative--
and I think she just had a certain fascination with a flower that was not at
Artist Mona Johnson
show runs through the end of the month at the senior center. Be sure to check
it out if you enjoy finding good art in surprising places.