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Clay Center Presbyterian Manor artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Clay Center Presbyterian Manor artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

One winning artist in Clay Center Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Sunset,” a photograph by Fern Turner, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

In addition, “Total Eclipse,” a quilt by Frances Benson, and “Red Bird,” a drawing by Marjorie Grator will be featured on 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 190 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.

“We are thrilled to have three of our Clay Center residents featured this year,” said Christi Rice, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is an amazing program that supports the interests and talents of people 65 and older in the arts.”

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

PMMA’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.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. Residents and friends of PMMA’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.


PHOTO: “Sunset,” a photograph by Fern Turner, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

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