Six local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners
Six winning artists in Emporia Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).
“Poinsettias,” a Christmas entry by Paul Johnston (below), “Friends,” a painting by John King (above, top, middle), “Hale’s Trestle,” a sculpture/3-D entry by Herbert Morton (above, bottom, left), and “Mabry Mill,” a photograph by Ken Suchy (above, top, left), 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.
“Flying with Grandpa,” a painting by Steve Barnard, and “The Door” (above, top, right) and “Peaceful Retreats,” (above, bottom, middle) paintings by Sarah Nix, will be featured on greeting cards.
“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 Andraya Taber, marketing director at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. “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 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.