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“Faces” YAC Portrait Exhibit at Sunset Center!

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Don't miss “Faces” A Portrait Exhibition at the Sunset Center by Youth Arts Collective (YAC), up now through the end of the month, with an Artists Reception on Thursday, October 17, 5-7pm! The show features sixty portraits by YAC artists, including YAC’s Elders Portraits Project and other portraits.

Marjorie Evans Gallery at the Sunset Center, Carmel

Free and open to the public

About our ongoing Elders Portrait Project:

We live in an ageist culture, where teens and elders are relegated to the sidelines. In YAC’s latest outreach, they’ve paired YACsters with elders from our community who have been artists and/or activists. Through a unique portraits project, artist and subject reach across generations for a glimpse into each other’s life and perhaps each other’s generation. We are several “pairings” in and realize this significant and moving project will need to be ongoing at YAC.

It starts with a conversation. They meet. They have cookies. And for about an hour, they both respond to the same 15 or so life questions. Candid photos are taken for reference. About a month later, the YACster emerges with two portraits - one of the elder, and the other a self-portrait. The art is finally presented as a gift to the elder in thanks. Most of these portraits on exhibit are from those conversations.


October 10 @ 9:00 am
October 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Sunset Center
San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA United States
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