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For Immediate Release         Media Contact: Candice Tang/Juliana Minsky, (805) 687-3322               

Hundred Palms Tucson Art Show to showcase work of residents ages 66 to 96

Tucson, AZ, January 13, 2011 –Senior residents of Hundred Palms Tucson, assisted and independent living community, ranging from 66 to 96 years young will show their art and discuss the works on exhibit during the opening reception on Friday, January 14th at Hundred Palms Tucson, 102 S. Sherwood Village Dr.  Resident works range from oil paintings and charcoal sketches, to cartoon caricatures, fashion illustration, and textiles including apparel and crochet.  The event will take place from 2:30 to 4:00 pm and is free for the public to attend.

During the opening reception, people will be able to talk with the artists about the inspiration and stories behind the works, and their creative process.

For example, Art Gordon, 82, and his late wife, Libby, used to collaborate on landscape paintings together.  Because his wife had severe arthritis, Art would apply the various colors of oil paints onto the canvas and Libby would do the detail work with small pallets and brushes.  Together they completed pieces featuring picturesque landscapes. 

“Each of these works tell a story and at Hundred Palms Tucson, and our residents are excited to share their stories with the community,” said Tom Kappler, Executive Director of Hundred Palms Tucson.  “We support residents in their passion for art and understand the significance that creative outlets have on keeping one youthful, and connected with others.”     

Bob Walker, 76, spent 22 years as an Air Force Sergeant and 32 years as a pastor.  He will showcase his cartoon caricatures at the exhibition, which have been made into greeting cards and t-shirts in the state of Montana. 

Jane Hansler, 96 years young, was a costume designer and owned a costume and dress shop along with her mother in Hollywood.  She will be featuring her paintings and pencil sketches.

The pieces will be on display from now through the end of January for all to enjoy. 


WHAT:                 Resident Art Show, featuring works in a variety of mediums

WHERE:               Hundred Palms Tucson, 102 S. Sherwood Village Dr.

WHEN:                 Friday, January 14 at 2:30 pm-4:00pm 

WHO:                   Hundred Palms Tucson Resident Artists: Susan Norris (66), Bob Walker (76), Art Gordon (82), Peggy Cockburn (90), Priscilla Williams (90), Jane Hansler (96).

CONTACT:          Media contact: Candice Tang/Juliana Minsky, (805) 687-3322

Event on-site contact: Tom Kappler/Margaret Garcia, (520) 298-9242



About Hundred Palms Tucson

Hundred Palms Tucson is an assisted and independent living community.  Their independent living services offer a secure and fulfilling lifestyle with all the comforts of a home-like setting, while offering the experience and skill of a knowledgeable and dedicated staff.  Their assisted living program offers a special combination of housing, personalized support services, and health care designed to respond to individuals who need help with activities of daily living, but do not need skilled medical care as provided by a nursing home. Hundred Palms Tucson promotes maximum independence and dignity for each resident, encouraging the involvement of family, friends and physicians. For more information please call (520) 298-9242, or visit

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