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2019 AiA calendar features talented local artists

It’s hard to believe summer is just around the corner! If you’re counting down the days to warmer weather, there’s a good chance you’re using this year’s Art is Ageless calendar, featuring the artwork of seniors, including some from within our walls and out in the Emporia community.

When we revealed the 2019 calendar, we invited the winning artists to join us for a reveal party and asked them to sign their work in the calendar for others. Some of them were surprised when they found where their art was placed in the calendar.

“John King (shown right) was very shocked to see he had made the front page with his masterpiece, ‘Bubbles.’ Joan Butts was surprised to find they included a new section in the back of the calendar that featured her art. Overall, it was a fun part and a great way to celebrate the success of our local artists,” said Crystal Stock, marketing director.

Stay tuned to hear this year’s winners of the Art is Ageless competition later this month!

Photos at the top include Joan Butts (left), a resident in our Villa, with her winning piece from the hand-stitched quilting category, and Paul Johnston (right) who has won in the amateur painting category many times over the years.

Shown above: “The Changing Beauty of Spring,” painting by George Walters, independent living resident.

Shown above: “Wild Wild Roses,” drawing by Kay Smalley

Shown above: “Beautiful Christmas Night” by resident Nona Thompson

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