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Wichita Presbyterian Manor artists among  Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Wichita Presbyterian Manor artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Three winning artists in Wichita 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).

“Lamp and Tea Kettle,” a painting by Skip Kreibach (above, left), “I Decided to Follow Him,” a mixed media/crafts entry by Pam Hayes (above, right), and “Church Mouse,” a Christmas entry by Laura Anne Samson (right), will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar when it is released this fall. “Solitude,” a painting by Sandra Shryack; “Old Forge,” a needlework by Maria Ctibor, and “Teach,” a mixed media/crafts entry by C. Jean Stahl, will be featured on the new pull-out postcards in the 2020 calendar.

In addition, “Scottish Skies,” a painting by Necia Rillema, “A Christmas Ornament,” a Christmas entry by Kay Rogers, and “Bird of Paradise,” a painting by Mark Ward, will appear on 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 blown away by the artistic talent in our community,” said Melody Dodge, director of sales and marketing at Wichita Presbyterian Manor. “Residents and friends of PMMA’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

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 Wichita 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. Learn more at ArtIsAgeless.org.

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