This month the 16 original I Am More portraits are on display at SeniorCare Inc. here in Gloucester. They are an amazing non-profit who provide essential services to seniors on the North Shore from home care to Meals on Wheels, protective services, and even pet services. Many of their staff attended the Rockport reception at the Police Department and immediately asked if there would be an opportunity to display the exhibit at their facility. Well, they were in luck since June was the only available month for the foreseeable future. The next DAY we had an exhibit planned and they have been extremely enthusiastic and supportive.
They are hosting a reception open to the public and are having viewing hours during June:
SeniorCare is pleased to host Amy Kerr’s “I Am More” exhibit, featuring artwork and personal stories of sixteen North Shore people. This impactful exhibit reminds us that we are more than our mental challenges.
A reception will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at SeniorCare’s offices, located at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester. In addition, the exhibit may be viewed on Friday afternoons in June from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Anyone wishing to view the exhibit at a different time may call 978-281-1750 and request a private viewing.
This week I’m very excited that I Am More: Massachusetts subject Áine Greaney is coming to the Gloucester Writers Center Wednesday evening (June 12) from 7:30-9 to talk about writing personal essays and read from her new book Green Card & Other Essays.
Five more portraits from I Am More: Massachusetts are with Caleb at Hershey Frame Shop in Rockport getting his expert treatment thanks to your donations.
By the end of next week I should be able to unveil the 19th I Am More: Massachusetts portrait and essay. It took me a year to find this teen from Mattapan, but I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to share his musical talents. He also has the special honor of choosing the most difficult portrait background of my career…BOSTON.
Finally, this week I can take off one of my many caps–homeschooling mom. After 13 years of pudding paint, guinea pig theatre, lesson plans, running lines, daily dog walks, travels, laughs and tears, and so so many books, my kid and I have finished our homeschool career, as she “graduates” and heads off to Columbia College Chicago to study musical theatre. I have thousands of memories from spending my days with this wise and silly girl who spends every day working towards her dreams and supporting the people she loves. I was never really her teacher, just a partner in learning and I hope she enjoyed the ride as much as I did.