Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom
Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM CT
Symposium 9:00 AM – Noon
You are invited to join us for an inspirational morning exploring how listening to stories and creating art depicting the wishes of elders can open new pathways to connection, reconciliation and peace.
Artists Andy Newcom and Marn Jensen will describe Art of the Wish, an exhibit based on listening to older adults talk about their lives that resulted in more than 70 intimate stories, unique works of art and relationships that will last a lifetime. Andy and Marn will be joined by a panel of experts in providing services and support to older adults.
View works from Art of the Wish in the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas, before and after the Symposium.
Audience participation required.
Discover resources and opportunities.
Come ready to listen, share and create.
Learn Art of the Wish Introduction
What would you wish for the world? Can you imagine what your grandmother or grandfather might wish?
That’s the question two Kansas City artists, Andy Newcom and Marn Jensen, asked older adults across the country. The works of art that they created from those conversations will be discussed.
The idea to create an exhibit based on wishes grew out of Newcom and Jensen’s very personal experiences in caring for elderly parents. They spent time with a wide-ranging group of wishers, including an anthropologist, social worker, educator, librarian, musician, inventor, artist, clergy, homemakers, doctors, administrators, nurses, attorneys and military, representing diverse ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, genders, sexual orientations, religions and geography.
Photographs will be taken at this event and will include symposium leaders and attendees. These photos will be used in print and electronic media to illustrate the work of the Center. Your registration indicates your understanding and acceptance.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
You can hear me, but are you listening? Listening to the Patient’s Voice
Dr. Jeff Goldenberg and Naomi Kirtner, are the parents of Talia Goldenberg, who died tragically at age 23 following spinal surgery. Talia, her physician father and her mother pleaded with doctors and medical staff, urging them to recognize that Talia couldn’t breathe. Talia’s parents have a powerful story to share.