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Clay Center Presbyterian Manor artist to be featured in annual calendar

Clay Center Presbyterian Manor announces a winning artist in its annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2021 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Watercolor Dreams,” a painting by Kenny Carlson, will appear in the 40th anniversary calendar when it is released this fall.

“Watercolor Dreams,” a painting by Kenny Carlson
“Watercolor Dreams,” a painting by Kenny Carlson

In addition, “Hexie Table Topper,” a quilting entry by Shirley Pfizenmaier, and “Birches,” a painting by Coleen Weller, will be featured on the pull-out postcards in the 2021 calendar.

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.

“We’re so very proud of our artists in residence, and all of the entries we received from others in our community” said marketing director Christi Rice. “It’s such an honor to see such a special group recognized for their creativity and talents.”

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of PMMA. For the competition, the artist must be at least 65 at the time the piece is created, and the piece must have been created 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, 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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