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Topeka artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Two winning artists in Topeka Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless® Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

“Summer Fun,” a painting by Jack Taylor and “Fan,” a mixed media piece by Frances Wood, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

In addition, “The Barn,” a painting by Susan Mayer will be featured on one of the 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 180 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards.

"This is always a great event. Every year we are blown away by the talent in the surrounding Topeka community and we are excited to be an avenue for amateurs and professionals alike!" said Chelsea Watgen, marketing director, Topeka Presbyterian Manor.

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.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program encourages Topeka 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 Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. Residents and friends of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.

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