Local senior artists will be celebrated March 15 - 26 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor's annual Art is Ageless® exhibit. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibit will be at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street.
The exhibit will continue the 40th anniversary of the Art is Ageless program, which produced its first calendar in 1981 featuring the artwork of campus residents. Since then, the program has expanded to include a juried art competition open to all seniors age 65 and older.
Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America). The program offers senior artists the opportunity to share and display their artwork and reaffirms the agelessness of human creativity.
“It’s inspiring to see the beautiful pieces these seniors have created,” said Cheryl Chavez, marketing director. “The joy it brings to them and others is wonderful, and that’s something we want to celebrate and share with the entire Lawrence community.”
The Art is Ageless exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 - 26 and feature works from local artists. The public is welcome to visit the Lawrence Arts Center to view the exhibit of acrylics, oils, photography and various other mediums, ranging from amateur to professional levels. Winning pieces at the community level move on to a masterpiece level judging to determine which pieces are featured in the annual calendar and note cards.
In addition to the exhibit, Lawrence Presbyterian Manor will honor local senior artists during a reception from 5 - 6:30 p.m. March 24. RSVP to the Lawrence Arts Center will be required. Call 785-843-2787.
For more information about Art is Ageless, visit ArtIsAgeless.org. For more about Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, visit LawrencePresbyterianManor.org or contact Cheryl Chavez at 785-841-4262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.