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Emporia artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Four winning artists in Emporia Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

“Fisherman’s Shack at Sunset,” a painting by Paul Johnston, “Bubbles,” a painting by John King, “The Changing Beauty of Spring,” a painting by George Walters and “Beautiful Christmas Night,” a painting in the Christmas category by Nona Thompson will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

In addition, “Wild, Wild Roses,” a drawing by Kay Smalley and “Walk in the Woods,” a painting by John King will be featured on one of the Art is Ageless greeting cards.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 other PMMA communities. More than 180 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards.

“We are inspired by the talent in our senior community and are thrilled we have the opportunity to share it and inspire others through the Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards,” said Crystal Stock, marketing director, Emporia Presbyterian Manor.

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

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

Residents and friends of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.

When the calendar is completed later this fall, we will host a reveal party and reception honoring our winning artists. Watch for more information or contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or

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