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  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:166
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667878652

Art of the Wish

An Art Exhibit Celebrating the Wishes of Elders

by Marn Jensen and Andy Newcom

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Overview
Art of the Wish is an art exhibit that celebrates the wishes of elders. Artists Marn Jensen and Andy Newcom interviewed hundreds of elders across the country and gathered their wishes for themselves, their loved ones and the world. Then, the duo created art that would bring these wishes to life. The book is comprised of 70+ pieces of fine art with accompanying stories about the "wisher" and the inspiration for each piece. Some are funny, some are poignant…but all are heart-stoppingly relatable and touching.
Description
Art of the Wish is an art exhibit that celebrates the wishes of elders. Debuting in 2017 and again in 2022, in what was hailed as the "most well-attended art exhibit" in an established, Midwest gallery, the work was met with wild success. The thousands of exhibit visitors consistently asked for this work, which is comprised of both art and stories, to be released in book form. Artists Andy Newcom and Marn Jensen interviewed hundreds of elders across the country, gathering their stories and wishes for themselves, their loved ones and the world. Then, the duo created art that would bring these wishes to life. What resulted was a moving exhibit showcasing 71 pieces of fine art with accompanying stories that reveal the elders' wishes. The work is comprised of a variety of mediums: painting, drawing, encaustic, assemblage, photography, fiber and sculpture. Some are funny, some are poignant…but all are heart-stoppingly relatable and touching.
About the author
Jensen has enjoyed a long career in corporate creative roles, but has been focusing on her own work the past few decades. With a background in both writing and art, Jensen has had many solo art shows in the Midwest. She, along with Newcom, has always felt a deep connection with older people. Being able to honor the older generation through both art and story has been the ultimate gift. Newcom has been a creative force his whole life. He is known for his amazing interior design, along with his flare for floral design, landscaping and fiber art. His work has been featured in many magazines and he has given countless workshops. In addition, he has enjoyed a long and successful career as a photo stylist. Like Jensen, he loves connection with the older generation and is passionate about giving their voices, their
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