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Seven local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Seven winning artists in Wichita Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2024 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®).

“Christmas’ Glow,” a Christmas entry by Janet Butler, “Ring Neck Pheasant,” a Photography entry by Charles Cummins, “Between Sea and Sky,” a Photography entry by John Ellert, “Sitting in Spring,” a Painting by Richard Haden, “Covered Bridge,” a photography entry by LaVerne Klassen, and “My Favorite Memories,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Carolyn Jean Stahl, 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 190 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition.

“Kansas Sunshine,” a Drawing entry by Patt Sharpe, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2024 calendar.

“Friends,” a Fiber Arts entry by Deborah Derber, “Oaklee,” a Drawing entry by Maria Engelhardt, and “Birds,” a Quilting entry by Donna Walter, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“Partial Eclipse,” a Painting entry by Skip Kreibach, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Amy Watson, life enrichment director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of senior artists. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Wichita Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors over 65 to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

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