01/10/2003
Press Release
Note No. 5815



Note to Correspondents


‘AGELESS’ EXHIBIT, SHOWCASING TALENTS, CREATIVITY OF OLDER PERSONS,


TO OPEN AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS ON 2 OCTOBER


A demonstration of the valuable talents and creativity of “Older Persons” will be launched in the afternoon of Thursday, 2 October, with an exhibit of paintings accompanied by photographs of the contributing artists.† The artists represent the global community and give proof that art is an international means of communication, a language that requires no translation.† The exhibit, “AGELESS”, will be on display through the end of the month in the Visitors’ Lobby of the United Nations Headquarters.†


This exhibit is sponsored by the Manhattan Plaza Foundation of New York City, home to a diverse community of artists -- of all ages -- who benefit from the programmes it offers that enable them to live independently, productively and creatively.† Added to the work of those artists is that of United Nations retirees from all over the world, fully reflecting the international aspect of creativity in later years.


The exhibit is part of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons and is organized in cooperation with the NGO Committee on Ageing, the United NationsDepartment of Public Information, and the United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs.


For more information call Jan Arnesen (212) 963 8531 or Carolina Ramirez (212) 963 1176.


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