Heritage Center Art Gallery Opening A Major Success

Overland Park, Kan – The Jewish Community Center’s Dorothy & Leonard Klein Senior Art Exhibit at the Heritage Center Art Gallery has been a huge success since its opening on October 18, 2012. Although some of the students have an art background, most of them have never taken a fine arts class prior to joining the Heritage Center. The art exhibit is open to the public and has received an overwhelmingly good response and will be on display until December 14.

Each week, students from age 65 to 92 gather in the art room with Instructor Patricia Caviar to work on their pieces. “They all belong in an art museum” said Myrna Rosenthal about the gallery. The majority of the art displayed is the result of a year of study and preparation. Students attend class once a week and projects vary depending on assignment, interest and level of skill. Esther and Al Goldberg said “What a surprise bonus to our KC visit. As usual, you’ve put together a fabulous show! You’re the best art teacher ever!!”

The Heritage Center hosts a wide array of activities for the community’s seniors. From the physical fitness classes to songsters and world issue discussions to art classes, participants’ lives are enhanced through the Heritage Center every day. Art classes that the Heritage Center offers are the Foundations of Art, Painting/Portraits/Drawing, Advanced Painting/Portraits/Drawing and Ceramics. If you would like to learn more about the Heritage Center, please visit jcckc.org/heritagecenter.

About The Jewish Community Center The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City provides programs of excellence to families and individuals of all faiths and backgrounds. The JCC’s slate of services includes a world class fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, 5-star rated preschool, after-school care, summer camps, youth and adult sports, performing arts, life and learning classes, senior center, and an acclaimed 500-seat community theatre. The Jewish Community Center’s mission is exemplified with programs that provide wellness, meaning, and joy from generation to generation.


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