Jackie Love

As part of WDET’s program of community outreach, producer Mike Blank and the Hannan House have been collecting and producing oral histories from senior citizens throughout the region. This collection focuses on Seniors’ contribution to communities through volunteering. Jackie Love started volunteering at an early age in the church. She

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Lawrence Glenn

As part of WDET’s program of community outreach, producer Mike Blank and the Hannan House have been collecting and producing oral histories from senior citizens throughout the region. This collection focuses on Seniors’ contribution to communities through volunteering. Reverend Dr. Lawrence Glenn has been involved with volunteering for a long

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Marian Stephens

As part of WDET’s program of community outreach, producer Mike Blank and the Hannan House have been collecting and producing oral histories from senior citizens throughout the region. This collection focuses on Seniors’ contribution to communities through volunteering. Marian Stephens is a retired educator. She is a strong advocate for

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Mary Simpson

As part of WDET’s program of community outreach, producer Mike Blank and the Hannan House have been collecting and producing oral histories from senior citizens throughout the region. This collection focuses on Seniors’ contribution to communities through volunteering. Mary Simpson has lived in Detroit for about 74 years. She has

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Francis Parker

As part of WDET’s program of community outreach, producer Mike Blank and the Hannan House have been collecting and producing oral histories from senior citizens throughout the region. This collection focuses on Seniors’ contribution to communities through volunteering. Francis Parker went from being a school principal to being a hospice

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James McCree

As part of WDET’s program of community outreach, producer Mike Blank and the Hannan House have been collecting and producing oral histories from senior citizens throughout the region. This collection focuses on Seniors’ contribution to communities through volunteering. Mr. McCree was born in Massachusetts, went to college in Tennessee, but

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Eleanor Anderson

As part of WDET’s program of community outreach, producer Mike Blank and the Hannan House have been collecting and producing oral histories from senior citizens throughout the region. This collection focuses on Seniors’ contribution to communities through volunteering. Eleanor Anderson is a retired school teacher that loves to volunteer around

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Detroit Institute of Arts Community Program, May-June 2015

During the recent Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo exhibit at the DIA, Hannan artists not only had an opportunity to tour the exhibit but also to create their own retablos as seen in the gallery. Using clay, workshop artists designed, fashioned and painted their individual retablos, telling stories they shared with each

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“Sunbeam” Project

Bob Sestok conducted a series of workshops with older artists (see below) in 2010 to share mutual experience and ideas from which he drew inspiration for the “Sunbeam” sculpture now installed as the center piece in a newly created pocket park in front of the Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation. Sestok

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“Transitions” Tile project, front lobby installation at Hannan Foundation

Artists: Matt Lachowski, and Deanne Rogers, with in-kind support from the Ceramic Department at Wayne State University. Senior artists from at Hannan reviewed the work visiting the design studio at WSU and meeting with the artists throughout the project. Commissioned by the Foundation in 2010, this installation was conceived and

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