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Five local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

“Dragon Slayer” by Tony Fornelli

Five winning artists in Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition were selected as masterpiece winners in the annual Art is Ageless competition sponsored by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Rona Rooster” by Helen Nuzum (above, middle) will be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless 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 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.

“Dragon Slayer” by Tony Fornelli, “Winter Mittens” by Linda Thompson (above, left, bottom), “Chubbie Chicks” by Earline Foster (above, left, top), and “Weedy Sunset” by Paul Milks (above, right) will appear on greeting cards.

“Our artists have so much fun and put so much work into their projects. It’s exciting to see them rewarded with the recognition they deserve,” said Marketing Director Megan Brillhart. “This year’s entries were fun and interesting, and we’re overjoyed that these talented artists represent our Fort Scott community.”

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 Fort Scott Presbyterian Village 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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