It’s never too late to paint


Senior Hub holds exhibit for elderly studentsIT’S never too late to become an artist—think Grandma Moses. While the participants of a unique exhibit were much younger than the acclaimed American artist, there was a strong sense of fulfilment among the first batch of participants at Senior Hub in Makati at the unveiling of their works.

The Senior Hub exhibit was also a graduation ceremony of sorts of the recreation center’s art and painting classes for older Piccassos in the making. The program is an eight-session, weekly art workshop facilitated by master painter and Art Association of the Philippines President Fidel Sarmiento. Lessons are undertaken in oil pastel and acrylic using different media such as sandpaper, felt paper and canvass. The participants also learn the basics in still life, landscape and semi-abstract painting.

Family members and friends were present to lend support to the workshop participants most of whom had no background in painting but were nevertheless able to produce an artwork every session.

SM Investments Corp. Vice Chairman Tessie Sy-Coson served as the exhibit’s guest of honor along with Sarmiento.

One of the highlights of the event was the unveiling of a special portrait of Coson – the painting, simply named “Tessie Coson” by Elena Coyiuto.

Senior Hub offers a range of recreational activities for senior citizens to keep their bodies and mind active. These include arts and crafts classes, light cardio exercise programs, age-appropriate dance and music lessons. It is also a place to dine, hold events, socialize and reflect.

For more information, visit Senior Hub at 56 Jupiter, Bel-Air, Makati City; call 856-4144 and (0917) 515-5656; or email


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