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Local artist to be featured among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Rolla Presbyterian Manor announces a winning artist in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition that will be featured in the 2021 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

Painting by Ellen Reynolds
“Panama 1,” a painting by Ellen Reynolds

“Panama 1,” a painting entry by Ellen Reynolds, will appear in the 40th anniversary calendar when it is released this fall.  “Hummingbirds Feeding,” a needlework entry by Linda McCoy, will be featured on the pull-out postcards in the 2021 calendar.

In addition, “Beauty for Ashes,” a mixed media/crafts, by Sophia deLaat, “Makarios,” a painting by Sandra Ford, and “Wild Sunflower,” a drawing by Ellen Reynolds, will appear on Art is Ageless greeting cards.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 15 other PMMA communities. More than 160 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.

“I’m so impressed by the level of talent these artists demonstrated,” said Joelle Freeland, marketing director for Rolla Presbyterian Manor. “I think people will really enjoy next year’s calendar.”

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.

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 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.

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