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Four local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

“Bluebird” by Lorraine Evert

Four winning artists in Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition were winners in the masterpiece level competition sponsored by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Fun in Snow” by JoeAnn Burris (above, left, top), “House of Dreams” by Lyn Kirk (above, left, bottom), and “Sir Loin” by Jane Parish (above, right) will appear in the 2022 Art is Ageless 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 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.

“Juicy Fruit,” a drawing entry by Jane Parish (above, middle), will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2022 calendar and “Bluebird,” a painting by Lorraine Evert, will be featured on a greeting card.

“We enjoyed seeing these works in person, and we’re delighted they will be shared with a wider audience,” said Victoria White, marketing and admissions counselor for Parsons Presbyterian Manor. “Together they demonstrate the artistic talent we enjoy in the Parsons area.”

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

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Parsons 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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