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Three local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Three winning artists in Aberdeen Heights’ annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Stacking Wine Totes/Rack” by L. Michael Braig

“Stacking Wine Totes/Rack,” L. Michael Braig, sculpture/3D; “Fairy Flowers – Seri Style,” Martha Kaelble, mixed media/crafts (above, left); and “Wayland Farm Row of Pecan Trees,” Marianne Phillips, painting (above, right), 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 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.

The works by Michael and Marianne will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2022 calendar. Martha’s artwork will be featured in the calendar.

“We’re so proud of all the talented artists in our community,” said Laney Liefer, director of life enrichment. “We were happy to see so many entries this year and thrilled with the happiness our residents gain in sharing their art.”

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 Aberdeen Heights 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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