Sep 16

The Silver Stages Series next program is Wednesday, October 2

Next up…it’s The Queens of Swing. So energetic and full of fun. You’ll be dancing in the aisles. Hope to see you on Wednesday, October 2 for this second in our stellar line up of Silver Stages Series fall programs at The Missouri History Museum. Doors open at 10am and the program begins at 10:30. Free. No reservations needed. ( Please check out the attached for more information.)

Thanks for your support. I am so appreciative. Lynn      2019 Fall Stages program

Aug 18

Have you met Doris, Sylvia, and Lynn?

…tomorrow’s three women?

Then it’s high time you get to know them!

Tomorrow Monday, August 19; The Silver Screen Series

At 1pm (doors open at 12:30)  for

“Hello, My Name is Doris” starring Sally Field,

With discussion after, led by Sylvia Nissenboim, LCSW,

And greeting before by Lynn Hamilton (FYI, that’s me!)


Come for a meet, greet and all round fun afternoon.

We, three women, look forward to welcoming you


AMC Classic Creve Coeur 12

10465 Olive Blvd.

In the City of Creve Coeur

No reservations needed

Silver Screen Series Flyer 2019

Jul 14

Ms. Missouri Senior America Pageant 2019

Today was an amazing day for me. I was fortunate to be invited, for the second time, to jury the Ms. Missouri Senior America Pageant. So happy to be a participant. Each entrant was a winner. Here are pictures of the 2019 Queen, Dr. Nancy A. WIlkinson, and her stellar court: first runner up, Carolyn Schlueter, and Linda Stewart (on left) second runner up; this year’s finalists, those MOPAC members performing their renown signature “Maple Leaf Rag,” and the former queens. What a magical day! I loved every minute, shed many a tear, and learned so many words and thoughts to live by. A totally memorable day. Congratulations to all! Thank you to all for inviting me.

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Jul 07

Ta-Da…Announcing the 2019 Silver Screen Series

Hi everybody.


I’m elated to announce our 2019 Silver Screen Series.

We have new dates…
Monday, August 12 
Monday, August 19 
Monday, August 26
Same time 1:00pm

We have fabulous fun and thought provoking FREE films

Extraordinary discussion leaders

(please see attached flyer and media advisory for more details)


Our Silver Screen Series is THE PERFECT tonic for the dog days of August.


I look forward to welcoming you and yours!

Sending you warm wishes,


Silver Screen Series Flyer

2019Films Announced for Seventh Annual Silver Screen Series – A Free Film Series Celebrating Creative Aging Through the Arts

Jun 24


And just like that, it’s over. It’s hard to believe that the fourth installment of Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement has recently come to a close. Where does the time go?


To simply say thank you for your participation in CASEfest doesn’t seem like enough. I am grateful that so many of you decided to attend the marvelous programs offered by our partners.


CASEfest would not exist without your willingness to participate. 


This year, more than 60 events (from lectures to ballet to storytelling to creating sculptures) happened in 35-plus venues around St. Louis that highlighted art in some way, shape or form. 


The goal of CASEfest is to enhance the lives of older adults in the region and to bring more people to come and see what our city’s arts organizations do so well.

One of the best things I heard about CASEfest this year came from an attendee who said, “Thank you for this program, I had no idea there were all these wonderful opportunities for seniors.” 


That just made my day and helped me know that this festival and your involvement in this festival matters. 


Your interest in the various activities of Maturity and Its Muse inspires me to continue to be involved with art and the community in so many ways. 

CASEfest attendees enjoy arts organization activities


It’s great for me to share some of the events that took place. Perhaps you will find yourself in one of these pictures…if not cheers to next year.

I look forward to continuing our friendship in 2020 for our festival’s fifth anniversary.


As always, thanks for your support. It wouldn’t be a festival without YOU!



Jun 05

Join me and the Regional Arts Commission as we discuss “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity” Friday, June 7

Join me and the Regional Arts Commission as they discuss “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity”


Please join me and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) for an engaging conversation and panel discussion with local scholars, professional artists and medical experts as they explore the connections between art and healthy aging this Friday, June 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at RAC (see address below). “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity” will focus on the benefits of living a creative life and the programs available for seniors who are interested in furthering their work as artists.


The free event comes as a special presentation of RAC’s “Hal Poth: Off the Wall” exhibition. Over the span of more than 80 years, Hal Poth produced thousands of pieces of art, creating a majority in his retirement years. Poth recognized the value of art making and encouraged people to pursue the arts and reap the benefits at any age.


Guests will be able to explore the exhibition and purchase Hal Poth’s artwork during the event. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit arts organizations. Admission is free.


What:  “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity,” a panel discussion exploring the connections between art and healthy aging


Who:   Moderator:

  • Brian D. Carpenter, Ph.D., professor of Psychological & Brain Science and faculty fellow at Village Residential Community and faculty lead for Educational Initiatives at Washington University’s Center for Aging.



  • Lynn Friedman Hamilton, executive director, Maturity and Its Muse



  • Philip Dennis, MD, a general practice physician in Wood River and East St. Louis with more than 62 years of diverse medical experience, including mental health. Dennis also trained at People’s Art Center, where he specialized in sculpture.
  • Sun Smith-Foret, MSW, MFA, a professional studio artist, teacher and independent curator with experience in textile construction, quilts, sculpture, functional and amuletic objects
  • Betsy Solomon, MA, a 25-year veteran in nonprofit work with experience in older adult programming and services. Solomon has also held teaching and curatorial positions with the Saint Louis Art Museum and Laumeier Sculpture Park.


Where: The Studio at the Regional Arts Commission

             6128 Delmar Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63112


When: Friday, June 7

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.



May 22

St. Louis Strutters to take to The Silver Stages E. Desmond Lee Stage on June 5

Make plans to attend the final Silver Stages performance of the spring 2019 season.

Come be entertained by the world famous St. Louis Strutters!

St. Louis Strutters Wednesday, June 5
The Strutters have been performing fast tapping precision dance routines with a rich history of skill and dedication to their talent for thirty years. Fashioned from the early 1900’s – to Jazz – to Broadway this high-kicking chorus line perform rhythm tap dances with style and glamour.
E. Desmond Lee Auditorium The Missouri History Museum Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Doors Open: 10:00 AM Performance: 10:30-11:30AM     Admission is Free    Handicapped Accessible
Information: Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444
We are “Making St. Louis a great place to artfully age!”
Maturity and Its Muse gratefully acknowledges the support of the Delmar Gardens Family in making these programs happen.

May 19

Dynamic Event Upcoming at St. Louis County Library

Hi All. Our friends at the St. Louis County Library have asked me to share this great learning experience opportunity with you. If you know of others you think will enjoy this, here’s hoping you will share with them. Thx for all, Lynn Leadercast Women_Rock Road 5-21-19

May 12

Maturity and Its Muse announces…

we will be curating “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity” panel discussion for The Regional Arts Commission on Friday, June 7 at 4pm.

I’m excited to share the names of panelists and moderator for “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity.” Here’s hoping you make plans to attend what plans to be an exciting conversation about creativity.

Moderator: Brian D. Carpenter, PhD
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Faculty Fellow, Village Residential Community
Faculty Lead for Educational Initiatives, Center for Aging
Washington University in St. Louis


Phillip Dennis, MD  General Practice specialist in Wood River and East St. Louis, Illinois. He attended and graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine in 1957, having over 62 years of diverse experience, especially in General Practice, mental health issues. Sculptor. trained at People’s Art Center.

Sun Smith-Foret, MSW, MFA  Professional studio artist, teacher and independent curator. Has been formally active in textile construction, quilts, sculpture, functional and amuletic objects since finishing graduate school at Washington University. 

Betsy Solomon, MA has worked in the rewarding non-profit world of older adult programming and services for 25 years – including various roles at the Shepherd’s Center beginning in 2007. Her prior professional life included Education Manager for St. Louis Regional OASIS as well as teaching and curatorial positions with the Saint Louis Art Museum and Laumeier Sculpture Park. In addition to working with older adults, Betsy is an art historian and continues to teach an ongoing schedule of art history classes for St. Louis Community College, OASIS and various other community organizations.

Curator: Lynn Friedman Hamilton, executive director, Maturity and Its Muse, with the mission to promote positive and productive aging through the arts. Maturity and its Muse began as Lynn’s way of exploring the question of how the resourceful, energetic lives and experiences of mature, seasoned artists can serve as positive, productive examples of aging for all of us. Lynn’s activities in improving the quality of life for seniors earned her the 2016 Woman of Achievement Award in recognition of her Services to Older Adults. She is active in the community as a juror, curator, and board member of several organizations.     

May 11



Late St. Louisan’s original artworks will be showcased in a gallery exhibition and
sold to benefit
local nonprofit arts organizations

ST. LOUIS (May 9, 2019) — The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC), the largest funder of the arts in the St. Louis region, announced today a new exhibition, “Hal Poth: Off the Wall,” to open May 31 at The Gallery at RAC. The exhibition features a curated selection of original artworks – including paintings, works on paper, three-dimensional sculptures, wood carvings and more – donated to RAC by the late St. Louis visual artist Harold “Hal” Poth. Artwork will be offered for purchase with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit visual arts organizations.

“Poth wanted to ensure that proceeds of the sale of his collection served to encourage people, particularly youth and senior citizens, to enjoy the benefits of art making,” said Felicia Shaw, executive director of RAC. “Exhibition attendees will have the unique opportunity to take Poth’s art, often characterized as whimsical and playful, off the wall and into their homes to support local arts organizations and the great work they are doing in the community.”

The exhibition, curated by Stefanie Kirkland, will group the works by medium and theme to give visitors a sense of the wide range of subject matter and creative approaches Poth explored during his lifetime. It will also provide a platform for discussing aging and creativity, demonstrating people have the capacity for imagination and innovation throughout every stage of life. 

In June, RAC will host two panel discussions featuring individuals and organizations committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of artists. Both panels are free and open to the public:  

  • “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity” (June 7, 4-6 p.m.) – The first panel will focus on the  benefits of living a creative life and the programs available for seniors who are interested in furthering their work as artists.
  • “Creating a Living Legacy” (June 14, 5-7 p.m.) – The second panel will center on artists’ legacies and provide tips for artists of all ages to protect and preserve their works of art during their life and after.

Poth was born in St. Louis in 1924 and graduated from Washington University’s School of Fine Arts with a degree in design in 1947. He worked professionally as a commercial artist and art director for H. George Bloch and Mel Roman Advertising in St. Louis before starting his own company, Visual Communications, in the 1960s. He passed away Feb. 24, 2017.

In 2017, RAC was gifted more than 2,000 works of art from Poth’s estate with instructions that the items be sold and the net proceeds allocated to support the artistic development of youth and seniors. Nonprofits benefitting from the sale of Poth’s work include:

  • All the Art, the Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis
  • Art St. Louis
  • Art Unleashed, Inc.
  • Artists First
  • Artscope – South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children
  • Central Print
  • COCA-Center of Creative Arts
  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
  • Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
  • Critical Mass for the Visual Arts
  • Design Build Workshop – Building Futures
  • Freedom Arts and Education Center
  • Good Shepherd Arts Center
  • International Photography Hall of Fame
  • Intersect Arts Center
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park
  • Maturity and its Muse
  • South Broadway Art Project
  • Springboard to Learning
  • St. Louis Artist’ Guild
  • St. Louis ArtWorks
  • The Luminary
  • Urban Artist Alliance for Child Development, Inc.
  • Yeyo Arts Collective

The opening of the exhibition of “Hal Poth: Off the Wall” will take place on Friday, May 31 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The exhibition will run through June 22. 

The Gallery will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning June 3 through June 21 and Saturday, June 22 from 12pm – 7pm to coincide with the Delmar Loop Arts Festival. 

Admission is free.

For more information on the exhibition, visit

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