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Perspectives on Aging: Edward Navone and Elizabeth Layton

Artists: Edward Navone and Elizabeth Layton

What:Being elderly can be a different experience for different people, depending on their health and living circumstances. Two perspectives on aging are presented in this exhibition of works by Elizabeth (Grandma) Layton, 1909-1993, and Edward Navone, now Art Professor Emeritus from Washburn University. From 1980-1982, Navone created a series of heartbreaking drawings of his father Julio Navone, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Layton, on the other hand, flourished in old age. After suffering a debilitating illness for many years, in 1977 Layton took up drawing with a vengeance, and her depression gradually dissipated. Her work treats tropical themes, such as euthanasia, crack babies, and depression but also depicts the loving relationship she had with her husband.

August 18 - October 24, 2015
Reception: August 21, 5:30-7:30pm

The Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS

Joanne E. Harrison Gallery & Maxine J. Anton Gallery - South

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