Sarasota gets pretty swampy this time of year, making indoor events like our Sunnyside Village recital and Sarasota Bay Club's "BayClub Kids" program all the more enjoyable.
This year at Sunnyside, we heard some rousing piano music and some stand-up comedy from residents of the Village. Student performers gave us some memorable tunes (including some virtuosic flair from clarinetist Michael Miller, who will depart Sarasota this summer to begin his professional music studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester). As usual, we had a nicely moderated discussion between our Elders audience and the students following the recital. Good words. Photos and (hopefully) a video compilation to come!
KAETA is proudly co-sponsoring Sarasota Bay Club's great program between residents of their retired community and students from Girls Inc. (one of Sarasota's finest student programs). This year we're helping them through a seven-week program where, each week, they'll read a book about an artist and then create their own art under the guidance of a professional artist. One week will include a guided tour of the Ringling Museum to help spark their creativity. These elder/kid bonds are heartening in ways that make us all proud. By the end of this year's project, the artwork will be displayed in a gallery at the SBC for all the parents and other retired residents to see!