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Arkansas City PMMA artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Three winning artists in Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Quilter’s Heaven,” a quilting piece by Leta Sherwood (shown above, right); “Hedge Apple Bouquet,” a mixed media/crafts piece by LaVona Morrison (shown above, left); and “River Rock Climbing,” a drawing by Marjorie Swaim (shown below), 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 16 other PMMA communities. More than 190 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.

“We are blown away by the artistic talent in our community,” said Sean Page, marketing and admissions director at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor. “Residents and friends of PMMA’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

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.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events and educational opportunities 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. Learn more at

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