A Resident’s Perspective – Arts and Appreciation

Written by Panorama resident, Sandy Bush. June 2015

Panorama is home to many artists working in many media. Recently Panorama and the Arts Guild sponsored a “first annual” Arts Walk here on campus. By all manner of measuring, this was a huge success. 

I must admit to being on the appreciation end of the art spectrum. My talents at crafts, art, musical ability and such are not up to what we were treated to in late May. So many venues displayed artistic talents of residents in the Panorama community. Active work by some involved was being displayed as we “appreciators” moved from building to building. The new clay workroom is quite a generous space and creations coming out of it are great! 


Resident Artist in action at the Clay Arts Studio

Stage works and visual photographic art were displayed at the Auditorium, running and alternating for the event. Piano music was enjoyed in both the Convalescent and Rehab lobby and in the restaurant which served a nicely put together array of luncheon choices. 


Resident Artist, Lillian K. – Photo courtesy of Charlie Keck

Many of our artists are busy in work shops (wood, fabric, metal, lapidary) not always seen by folks who live in this amazing community. It was an extra treat to have it all out on display for the walk around. The artistic energy is amazing! 

The day was sunny and bright and Panorama offered shuttles from venue to venue for those who were less steady on their feet. This made the entire outing accessible to so many. I think it was of interest to many who came from the greater Lacey/Olympia area as well. 

A display of this kind is never very successful without the time and effort put in by volunteers. Panorama is awash with caring folks who give of time, besides their talents, to keep activities rolling. Hats off to the entire band of volunteers, artists and staff that made this a wonderful day!!!! 


Resident Artist, Julia T.  – Photo courtesy of Charlie Keck.

Many of us will look forward to next year and perhaps the Second Annual Arts Walk at Panorama.


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