The Geezer Gallery is a unique 501c3 non-profit art organization devoted to celebrating Master Level senior artists and providing “art as therapy” programs, giving voice through art to seniors in our community. Our creativity programs for seniors are designed to enable brain-cell growth, dexterity and an opportunity for personal self-expression.
Your donation will help the Geezer Gallery continue its mission and valuable programs for our community. Research reveals that therapeutic art can have a significant impact on the health, well-being, and social engagement of seniors. We have numerous examples of how program participants react to our programs!
Several residents at Emerson House for patients with Alzheimer’s, have been overjoyed with professionally led art classes by our program facilitators. One resident excitedly tells his family daily about his last art project, how much fun he has in class, and how wonderful it is to work with our art therapists. Another resident has difficulty communicating verbally, and it is sometimes hard for him to connect with others in a social setting. When he began to attend art therapy, we instantly noticed the short and long-term benefits it gave him. He was able to speak coherently during class and focus on his art while creating beautiful masterpieces! A former art teacher, who is a resident, attends every class. He enjoys the chance to be the student, share his artwork, and give ideas of his own with our art therapists.
These are just a few of the success stories we see with involvement in this wonderful program. These lives are enhanced by art! Your donation will help us continue these programs that enrich the lives of our senior artists, their families and our community.
Exhibiting and Marketing
A key program of The Geezer Gallery is exhibiting and marketing juried artwork created by artists age 60 and above. The Geezer Gallery currently is collaborating with Artists Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) to feature new exhibitions and artist receptions at each performance throughout at least the next 3 seasons.