The Chilmark School and Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be concluding this year’s inter-generational program with their annual photography show, called Growing Up Island.
Once again, the students were “buddied up” with Windemere residents in the fall. The students are given cameras (through a grant from the Permanent Endowment Fund) and asked to take photographs of their own lives. They bring their photographs down to Windemere when they visit their buddies each month.
This is the third year of this very successful program, which has seen many friendships formed between the students and the residents.
At the end of the program for the year, the students’ photographs are shown at Featherstone Center for the Arts on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs.
The public is invited to the gallery for a reception to meet some of the photographers, on Friday, May 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
There will be refreshments and music by Mark Alan Lovewell.
For more information, call Betsy Burmeister, Windemere recreation director, at 508-696-6465, extension 722.