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Six local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

“Crazy Daisies,” a sculpture/3-D entry by Joan Vogel

Six winning artists in Manor of the Plains’ annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“My Mother,” a mixed media/craft by Pat Bird (above, middle), “Lovers Lane,” a painting by Linda Kobs (above, middle), and “Crazy Daisies,” a sculpture/3-D entry by Joan Vogel, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 14 other PMMA communities. More than 160 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar with pull-out postcards and greeting cards.

“Arabesque,” needlework by Kae Bryant (above, right), “Gordinia and Easter Eggs,” a mixed media/crafts entry by Susan Bunyan (above, middle), and “Hummingbird,” a quilt by Gwen Rankin (above, top, left), will be featured on greeting cards included with the calendar.

“I am blown away at the talent we have here in our community and am honored that we get to share this exhibit of artwork by seniors,” said Joy Wiggins, sales and marketing counselor at Manor of the Plains. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

A copyrighted program of PMMA, Art is Ageless is open exclusively to people age 65 and older. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Manor of the Plains residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

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