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Parsons PMMA artists among Art is Ageless® 2019 masterpiece level winners

Three winning artists in Parsons 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).

“Indian Maiden,” a needlework by Doris Yeoman (shown above, right), “Piano Twiglette,” a painting by Joan Allen (shown above, middle), and “Louie,” a painting by Jane Parish (shown above, left), will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

In addition, “Red for the Holidays,” a Christmas entry by Joan Allen, and “Old-Timers Car & Barn,” a painting by Lyn Kirk, 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.

"Being my first Art is Ageless, it was an amazing experience to see all the artists we have in this area," said Parsons Presbyterian Manor Marketing Director Sloan Dwyer. "Also, the feedback from the community throughout the week to check out the exhibit. I learned a lot from this first year and am ready for next year!"

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 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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