2019 Recipients of “Spirit of CARIE Award” announced

ARTZ Philadelphia Founder Susan Shifrin and Lantern Theater Company Artistic Director Charles McMahon to receive the award

— CARIE (The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly) will hold its Benefit Reception and Auction, “Be the Voice”, on April 11th. The evening will include presentation of the 2019 Spirit of CARIE Award to recipients Susan Shifrin and Charles McMahon:

“Through the unique power of the arts to enrich and illuminate human lives, Ms. Shifrin and Mr. McMahon have expanded our understanding of the experience of aging and the limitless capacity of the human spirit.”

Read more about the awardees below.

Portrait of Susan Shifrin

Susan Shifrin founded ARTZ Philadelphia in 2013. Susan says: “I was inspired to start ARTZ Philadelphia after having hosted a series of workshops and programs for visitors with dementia at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College. I was profoundly affected as I watched visitors, many in the later stages of dementia, come to life in the Museum as they looked at and talked about art. Art was their vehicle for expression, interaction, creativity, and mutual respect. And for laughter – plenty of laughter.” www.artzphilly.org

Charles McMahon co-founded Lantern Theater Company in 1994 and serves as its Artistic Director. A core belief of the company is that great plays, well performed, make a difference in the lives of the people who experience them. Through its production of dramatic works highlighting older characters and the complex challenges of aging, the Lantern has engaged audiences in deeper examination of what it means to grow older with dignity and integrity, fierceness and humor. www.lanterntheater.org

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