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Coming of Age Exhibition
June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - June 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
The original paintings of Ron Clavier will be shown alongside the artwork of a number of residents of the Royal Henley Retirement Community. Friends and family of the residents and staff as well as the community at large are welcome to attend this 2-day event. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Community Care, St. Catharines – a charitable organization that helps seniors in need. In Ron’s words, “Aging is a word that conjures images of infirmity, and calls into question our ability to contribute meaningfully to society. A far more positive phrase related to getting older is “coming of age” – we use it to signal that a person has lived a certain number of years and is now mature enough to engage in adult behaviour. It is unfortunate that we reserve “coming of age” for young people when coming of age happens every day of every person’s life, no matter how long they have lived. Through my paintings, I argue that our ongoing learning process, and becoming capable of doing things we could not do before, opens us continually to the nurturing elements of emotional wellness.”