Seniors Create Family Inspired Art At South OKC Health Center

Friday, December 4th 2020, 6:46 pm
By: Brian Mueller

A group of about 20 seniors at the Pete White Health and Wellness Center in south Oklahoma City is creating a mosaic, using fabric from family members clothing. 

Local artist Nick Bayer is the creative captain on the project.

“It’s about family connections and how an object like a quilt, a blanket, a dress or a tie can keep that connection alive from generation to generation," Bayer said.

Gaylee Abarr is using pieces of her grandmother’s dress. 

"This is so sentimental, I mean. My grandmother would just be thrilled," Abarr said.

While Gaylee is honoring one of her family members, the group has become one big family themselves. 

“I’ve seen that firsthand, being here, and the relationships between these people, they really care about each other," Bayer said.

They expect to have the mosaic completed in about five months.