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Dr. Jon Kay’s book explores “how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects." It focuses on five elders in Indiana and “how their creative work assists them in making sense of their lives, connecting with others, forging a new identity in their later years, and making commentary of the changing world around them.” Jon has done talks about his research to arts groups, in elder care facilities, and to community organizations as the book is relevant to all sides of the equation.

As we have limited space, we are asking attendees to RSVP on the Eventbrite page -

The book is available for free as a downloadable PDF and I encourage you to take a look (link can be found on the event page). You can also check out the book website for more info on the book and Jon Kay:

The event will be Friday March 31, at 12pm in the Bartlett Library at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to talk more about the book and the event!

Lilli Tichinin
Program Coordinator
Folk Arts, Arts Projects and Accessibility
New Mexico Arts | Department of Cultural Affairs

The Taos Arts Council, the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, and the John A. Rowland House are proud to present Take A Detour From Route 66: Taos To L.A.

This event is curated by Irvine poet, Karen S. Córdova; and Taos poet and publisher, Andrea L. Watson, who offer profound gratitude and appreciation for the Homestead Museum and its staff, especially Alexandra Rasic, Director of Public Programs; Paul Spitzzeri, Museum Director; and Robert Barron, Facilities Coordinator; as well as for Elizabeth Riley.

Award-winning poets from across the United States and historical commentators were invited to take a detour in either space or time and create original work for this event, inspired by Route 66 and its ancestral trails. Select musicians and artists were invited to share their talents with images and musical echoes of the Mother Road and states through which it snakes.

A culinary historian was invited to offer samplings of Route 66- era diner food.

Thanks to Patrick Utter and members of the Model ‘A’ Restores Club for sharing their vehicles with us on Saturday.


To view the entire program of Schedule, Activities, Participants and Biographies  - Please click here (pdf).