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Seniors and teens etch conversations about life in art

May 19, 2016
by Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Seniors and high school students in Pawtucket, R.I., have turned life issues into art.

Residents from Leon Mathieu Senior Center and high school art students from the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts met for a story exchange exercise where they talked about, among other topics, work and family.

Snippets from their conversations were cut into wax bars and later cast in aluminum to create complex forms by sculptor Chris Kane of Kane Sculpture Studio. The casting process reduced the legibility of the text, adding an element of interpretation and openness to the project.

Healthcare monitoring services and manufacturer Tunstall Americas commissioned the intergenerational art project “Conversations in Metal,” now on display at the DAWN At the GRANT art gallery.

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