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Local artist among to be featured in Art is Ageless® 40th anniversary calendar

“Journey to Bethlehem” painting by Jane Parish

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

“Journey to Bethlehem,” a Christmas entry by Jane Parish, will appear in the 40th anniversary calendar when it is released this fall.  

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.

“I’m so impressed by the talent of our local senior artists,” said Maegen Pegues, executive director for Parsons Presbyterian Manor. “The 2021 calendar is going to be really special.”

Open exclusively to artists age 65 and older, Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of PMMA. For the competition, the artist must have been 65 when the work was completed and 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, 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.

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