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Parsons Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

PARSONS, KS. — Parsons Presbyterian Manor is excited to announce the winners of its recent Art is Ageless® juried competition and exhibit.

“We’re honored that local seniors allowed us to exhibit and judge their wonderful works,” said Crystal Packard, executive director.  “Art is Ageless is unique because it only features the works of artists who are 65 and over.  Our artists prove it’s never too late to create art, in any form.

Parsons Presbyterian Manor hosted a reception for the winning artists listed here:

Best of Show professional: Lois Kay Vail, “Water Lilies II”
Best of Show amateur: Walter Keener, “Reminiscent Music”
People’s Choice professional: Lois Kay Vail, “Hibiscus”
People’s Choice amateur: Jane Parish, “Kămămă”
Judge’s Choice professional: Connie Jewett, “Seasons”
Judge’s Choice amateur: Antonio Muñoz, “Carolina Lily”
Christmas professional: Lorraine Evert, “Snowman on a Snowy Day”
Christmas amateur: Karen Hardesty, “Baby Bears”
Fiber Arts amateur: Karen Hardesty, “Grandma’s Garden”
Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Walter Keener, “Reminiscent Music”
Painting professional: Lois Kay Vail, “Hibiscus”
Painting amateur: Jane Parish, “Kămămă”
Photography professional: Max Good, “Monarch on Swamp Milkweed”
Photography amateur: Annette Tucker, “Shadows and Silhouettes”
Quilting amateur: Antonio Muñoz, “Carolina Lily”
Sculpture/3-D amateur: Lois Kay Vail, “Weary Angel”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®) senior living communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of PMMA®.  For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.  Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social, and spiritual health.  The program encourages Parsons Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition.

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