Avila hosted its first annual art exhibition on June 4 in the new Resident Center, displaying works of art submitted by 19 of its talented Avila residents.
The art exhibit was installed by Mary and Stan Reich, Avila residents and well-known artists in the community, along with Program Coordinator Eileen Fox. As the art exhibit neared, the anticipation of the show created an excitement and buzz in the Avila community. Three of its featured artists displayed their work in the showcases located in the main hallway, acting as a rich introduction to the art exhibit. The showcases displayed stained glass in a Cubist style, glistening displays of needlepoint and beadwork, as well as elegant designer jewelry.
On the night of the art exhibit, residents and their guests enjoyed a reception of drinks and hors d’oeuvres while listening to a violinist play classical selections in the background. The show began promptly at 7:30 p.m.; the ribbon was cut to the new Resident Center, and all those waiting in anticipation, excitedly entered the gallery-style art exhibit to view the large display of art covering the walls. Art formats included photography, watercolors, pastels, oils, art quilts and bronze sculptures. The blending together of such a variety of styles and subjects made the art exhibit appealing, and each artist that contributed works of art was appreciated and congratulated by all.
Avila’s community is comprised of many gifted and accomplished residents who willingly share their talents with others — artists, poets and writers to name a few. Avila has several committees that are dedicated to making its community a beautiful and unique environment for all residents and staff to enjoy — from gardening to community outreach. Avila residents continue to improve their quality of life and truly embrace Avila’s motto, “Live more, worry less.”