Island Elderly Housing’s annual art show

Reason to be proud: Rhoda Tappan displays her hooked rug at the IEH Art Show this past weekend. — Photo by Lynn Christoffers

The artistic talent of the residents at Island Elderly Housing (IEH) was on display Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Community Room of Woodside Village 2 at the third annual Artists and Craftsmen Show. The exhibit and sale support the creative expression of the IEH population —all of which was apparent on Saturday. This year’s show included artwork in a full range of styles and media —painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, needlepoint, books, fibers, and other crafts.

The artists were on hand to greet friends, chat, and answer questions about their work. Adding to the congenial atmosphere was the Free Hugs Campaign, an international movement that IEH residents are participating in to contribute cheer and goodwill.