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Four local artists among the Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

“Colors of a Kansas Sunset,” a drawing by Nancy McKinzie

Four winning artists in Emporia Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2021 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Love the 30s,” a quilting entry by Joan Butts, “Moonlite Monarch,” a painting by John King, “Colors of a Kansas Sunset,” a drawing by Nancy McKinzie, and “Eggscellent Spring,” a mixed media/crafts entry by Karen Wiley (shown above), 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 15 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.

“Moonlite Monarch,” a painting by John King

“Basket of Flowers,” a quilting entry by Joan Butts, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2021 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 Crystal Stock, marketing director. “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.”

“Love the 30s,” a quilting entry by Joan Butts
“Love the 30s,” a quilting entry by Joan Butts

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 Emporia Presbyterian Manor 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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