Presbyterian manor to host Art is Ageless

Tammy Gillespie, of Fulton, shows her mother’s award during the 2011 Art is Ageless art competition. The late Jean Makela won Best of Show for her sculpture, and it was featured in the Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2012 Art is Ageless calendar. Entries for this year’s show are due by Jan. 31.

Tammy Gillespie, of Fulton, shows her mother’s award during the 2011 Art is Ageless art competition. The late Jean Makela won Best of Show for her sculpture, and it was featured in the Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2012 Art is Ageless calendar. Entries for this year’s show are due by Jan. 31.

Two community events are on the docket for the Presbyterian Manor of Fulton.

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The annual Art is Ageless competition and exhibition is calling all creative seniors 65 and older to enter their artwork before Jan. 31. Any senior in the county can enter. The nine categories for entries are: Christmas, drawing, fiber arts, mixed media/crafts, needlework, painting, photography, quilting and sculpture/3-D. Artwork must have been completed in the past five years.

Art will be judged and exhibited on March 6 at the manor. A reception will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. that day for all those who would like to view the pieces. Winners from the local event will go on to Kansas City to be judged among artwork from the other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Winning entries from the Kansas City event will be featured in the PMMA 2013 Art is Ageless calendar.

Jennifer Books, Fulton manor marketing director, said anyone who wants to enter can bring their artwork to the manor and fill out an application. She added that participating in art has been shown to be therapeutic.

“The doctors are saying if you participate in art, you don’t have to take as much medication,” Books said.

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