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Topeka Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Topeka 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 Chris Phelps, senior living sales specialist. “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.

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

Best of Show professional: Charles Moore, “Helping Hands”
Best of Show amateur: Peggy Shrewsbury, “Our Hope”
People’s Choice professional: Charles Moore, “Cherry Blossom Time”
People’s Choice amateur: Peggy Shrewsbury, “Our Hope”
Judge’s Choice professional: Tom Arnhold, “Walking in the Rain”
Judge’s Choice amateur: Dennis Chadwick, “Happy are Those Who Trust in the Lord”
Christmas amateur: Benno Schluterman, “Entry into Jerusalem”
Drawing amateur: Dennis Chadwick, “Yabluko”
Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Benno Schluterman, “Cross at Sunrise”
Needlework amateur: Peggy Turner, “Broomstick Lace”
Painting professional: Charles Moore, “Helping Hands”
Painting amateur: Benno Schluterman, “Children in the Sand”
Photography professional: Tom Arnhold, “Walking in the Rain”
Quilting amateur: Peggy Shrewsbury, “Our Hope”
Sculpture/3-D professional: Patricia Morse, “Trio of Petites”

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 Topeka Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition.

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