Last Friday, September 23, was the 10th annual Life Enrichment Center Teco Art Show, The event is to raise money for the Life Enrichment Center. The art that is sold is painted by senior adults who take classes at the Life Enrichment Center. The Life Enrichment Center is the only private, non-profit community-based center for adults in the Tampa Bay area and one of few of its kind nationwide. It is the only agency providing classes specifically for active adults, from the baby-boom generation and older.
The Center provides more than 40 innovative classes ranging from creative endeavors, such as contemporary dance, art, and digital photography, to academic classes including creating writing, computers, Spanish, and fitness.
I personally have purchased some paintings, my favorite is a Ruth Radice
Mrs. Radice was 92 when I bought her painting. She was so excited when i purchased her painting, that she took my picture next to it. She also told me that she had only been painting for 30 years.
Sure does make me think and wonder, what is something new I can learn to do? Mrs. Radice never painted until she was 62 years old!
Customer of Most Insurance Phil Saraneeyavongse, won a new shawl in the raffle.
Here is a video of a check presentation with Most Insurance and The Life Enrichment Center.
I happened across this comment regarding the Tampa Skyline painting by Ruth Radice. Ruth was my mother,
and I saw this painting develop, and we really liked it. Mom was a very prolific artist, and I enjoy having numerous of her works. I am glad you enjoy this one, and she was very pleased that day to be a featured artist and by your purchase. She passed away at 93, and painted right up to the end.
Best regards, Rick Nardelli
Rick, It was a joy meeting your mother, she really was a special lady, I remember when I purchased her painting of downtown Tampa, that hangs at our office at Most Insurance, she was so excited, she took my picture next to her painting. She told me that she only started painting 30 years ago after she retired. It was refreshing to hear her speak truth to a much younger generation. She really lived out, “you are never too old to pick up something new” she actually excelled at doing just that.