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Topeka artists among 2019 Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

One winning artist in Topeka 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).

“Jasper the Peacock,” a sculpture/3-D entry by Dorothy Jeffries (shown above, left), will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall. “Stormy Sky,” a painting by Ron Persing (shown above, right), will be featured on the new pull-out postcards in the 2020 calendar.

In addition, “A Fuchsia Spring,” a painting by Pauline Knittel, 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.

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 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 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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