Local senior artists will be celebrated March 12 through 18 at Manor of the Plains as the community hosts its annual Art is Ageless® exhibit and observes the 40th anniversary of the Art is Ageless® program.
Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America). The program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.
“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Kurt Lampe, marketing director. “The joy it brings to them and others is wonderful, and that’s something we want to celebrate and share with the entire Dodge City community.”
The first Art is Ageless calendar was published in 1981, featuring art from Presbyterian Manor community residents. Since then, the program has expanded to include a juried art competition open to all seniors age 65 and older.
The Art is Ageless exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 through 18 and feature works from local artists. The public is welcome to visit the community to view the exhibit of acrylics, oils, photography and various other mediums, ranging from amateur to professional levels. Winning pieces at the community level move on to a masterpiece level judging to determine which pieces are featured in the annual calendar and note cards.
In addition to the exhibit, Manor of the Plains will honor local senior artists during a reception and final exhibit at the community from 3 to 5 p.m. March 19.
Mary Ann Hendrix has entered the Manor of the Plains Art is Ageless® competition for more than eight years. Her entry shown here, Rodeo, won 1st in the professional category at Manor of the Plains and is also featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar.
Karen Ring is shown winning 1st in the amateur Christmas category and is also featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless® calendar.