Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin announces the opening of an exceptional educational exhibit Old Age:
Promise and Mystery: A Celebration of Life by Bennett Sewell, MD based on the interpretation and
interaction provided by area citizens. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, November 15,
2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit features a desk, chair and photographs of the artist, and invites the visitor to sit down, take a
deep look in the mirror and ask yourself to reflect on core values or a recipe for life. The artist is
hoping to collect life stories from a culturally diverse section of our community. They can share with
the artist their experiences – growing up in the Great Depression; their active working lives; and where
they are at present – both hardships and rewards – by recording in the diary on the desk.
All entries will be anonymous, except for age and gender, and the visitor can add their entry to the diary,
or place it in the envelope on the desk, seal it and either mail in back or turn it into the museum’s
Dr. Sewell will compile the responses in the diary to share with the community, “This is a gift to the
community from all of us, as payback for the life which we were given.”
Old Age: Promise and Mystery: A Celebration of Life – the exhibit of Life’s Lessons in Northwest
Louisiana – will be on display in the West Wing Gallery through January 8, 2021. The staff of the
museum invites the public to view and participate in the exhibit during regular museum hours: Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 3015 Greenwood Road. From I-20
traveling west, take either Greenwood or Hearne exit. If driving east from Texas, use the Jewella exit
and turn right on Greenwood Road.
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