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Clay Center Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Heather Germann presents Verna Lee Mussleman with the Judges Choice Award for ‘Stained Glass Clay Center Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Heather Germann, 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.”

Best in Show - “State Seal of Kansas” by Wayne VanSickle

Winners in the Clay Center Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show: Wayne VanSickle, “State Seal of Kansas”—Woodworking

People’s Choice: Janet Heigele, “Patriotic”— Quilt

Judge’s Choice: Verna Lee Mussleman “Stained Glass” — Quilt

Christmas (amateur): Marge Meuli, “Mother’s Jewelry Tree”

Painting (amateur): Arlene Habluetzel, “Ageless”

Quilting (amateur): Ginny Beck, “Women of the Bible”

Sculpture/3-D (professional): Wayne VanSickle, “Iwo Jima” — Woodworking

Arlene Habluetzel, with her painting “Ageless.”

Local competition winners will join winners from 16 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level may be selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program encourages Clay Center 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.

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