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Art is Ageless® 2017 masterpiece level winners named

“Grandpa Gus,” a fiber arts piece by Velda Becker.[/caption]

“Sunflowers,” a painting by Mary Ann Tanking.[/caption]

Three winning artists in Salina Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2018 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

“Grandpa Gus,” a fiber arts piece by Velda Becker; “Sunflowers,” a painting by Mary Ann Tanking; and “Crystal Decanter with Orchids and Grapes,” a mixed media/crafts piece by Jeanette Peroli Eklund, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

In addition, “Here We Are!,” a Christmas entry by Kay Leckband, and “Grandma’s Kitchen,” a quilt also by Velda Becker, will be featured on one of the Art is Ageless holiday cards.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 other PMMA communities. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar and notecards.

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

The Art is Ageless program encourages Salina 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 the Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.

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