Creativity and the Elder Artist

Creativity and the Elder Artist

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 . 7:30PM
David C. Driskell
David C. Driskell photo by Alison Harbaugh
Principal People: 

Writer, composer, librettist, musician, performer and director Rinde Eckert

UMD Professor Emeritus of Art David Driskell

UMD Research Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, Center on Aging Sharon Simson

Poet A.B. Spellman

Moderator Kojo Nnamdi

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Numerous studies reveal that older adults who engage in creative activities can slow down the aging process by maximizing the use of their brains and bodies.

Join Rinde Eckert, creator of And God Created Great Whales, as he talks about the process of making a work about an artist who is slowly losing his memory while continuing to write music.

Other panelists include octogenarian visual artist David C. Driskell, poet A.B. Spellman and Sharon Simson, associate director of UMD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.