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Four local artists among the Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Two winning artists in Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2023 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®).

“Christmas Angel,” a Christmas entry by Sophia deLaat, and “Homage to Hair, the Musical,” a drawing by Ellen Reynolds, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 14 other PMMA® communities. More than 170 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.

“Sunrise on Lake Superior,” a painting by Carol Jessop, will be featured on a pull-out postcard included in the 2023 calendar.

“Red Quilled Christmas Card” by Helen Hoertel will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“Gardening,” a needlework piece by Carol Jessop, and “Spring Flowers/Spring Boots,” a painting by Ellen Reynolds, will be featured on Age is Ageless greeting cards.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Joelle Freeland, marketing director.  “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of senior artists. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

A copyrighted program of PMMA, Art is Ageless is open exclusively to people age 65 and older. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Rolla Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, 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.

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