Never Too Late - November/December 2023

PCOA In-house Specialists in LGBTQ Elder Care: Sarah Bahnson LGBTQ Community Liaison Elizabeth Reeves Community Services System Director John Chihak Intake Specialist Jennifer Caragan Case Management Supervisor

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Our Featured Artist: Jennifer Clarke

The Drawing Studio is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, creative learning organization that brings art and

Born in the UK. Graduated from Goldsmiths College School of Art, London in sculpture and printmaking. Moved to Denmark and worked for forty years as a conservator of decorative arts.

the benefits of creating art to the entire community. The Drawing Studio offers affordable fee-based and free classes and workshops, hosts events and exhibits, and fosters awareness of the positive effects of creativity on individuals. The mission is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace art practice as a pathway to personal growth and healthy community. PCOA and The Drawing Studio proudly partner to feature original work by older artists in Pima County in Never Too Late , celebrating and showcasing the creativity of older adults in our community. If you would like to see more of the artist’s work, or to begin an art practice of your own, you may call (520) 620-0947 or email

She returned to printmaking in the mid 90’s and has exhibited her mezzotints in many juried shows nationally and internationally. In 2016 she moved permanently to the US and in 2020 became an American citizen. Artist Statement I started working with mezzotint twelve years ago. Its sculptural quality continues to challenge my abilities to create light and form, a third dimension out of a

two dimensional space. I have spent hours drawing in the desert where plant life allures and repels as everything is adorned with spines and hooks. It is this contradictory beauty, that’s both guarded and repelling yet fragile and beckoning, that I so try to capture in my mezzotints. The art featured on this issue’s cover, Glow, 27 x 27 cm, Mezzotint by Jennifer Clarke (full image above)

PCOA Board of Directors Agnes Poore, RN, Chair Estella Searcy, Vice Chair Ava Butler, Secretary Robert Ramirez, Treasurer Adaline Klemmedson, Immediate Past Chair

Members: Josephina Ahumada Karla Bennington ( Advisory Council Chair)

Carla Castaneda Frederick R. Eisele Allan Gordon Denise Ochoa-Puchi Stella Mae Smith PCOA President & CEO W.Mark Clark

Denise Taylor R.Wayne Wood M.D. David Yarger Title III Programs Advisory Council Karla Bennington, Chair Wendy Ascher, Vice Chair Fred Bossemeyer

Piper Frithsen Kristin Norstad Christina Noz Mary Okoye Beth Smith

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Pima Council on Aging

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