Lawrence PMMA Wendy Rose continues to love Art is Ageless® competition
Lawrence Presbyterian Manor artist Wendy Rose had only entered one art show prior to entering her piece, “Baby Giraffe Dreams” in last year’s Art is Ageless® competition at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. The competition, which spans 15 Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities across two states, encourages artists aged 65 and older to submit works.
“The last contest I entered before Art is Ageless was 56 years ago!” Rose exclaimed.
As it turned out, “Baby Giraffe Dreams” ended up on the cover of this year’s Art is Ageless® calendar. Rose said the piece was inspired by her time abroad with her husband.
“I lived in Africa for five years with its wild, free roaming giraffes. My husband and I would often go looking for them in the bush on weekends.”
As for the Art is Ageless® program itself, Rose said it’s been a game changer not just for her, but for other senior artists who might not otherwise have the opportunity to showcase their talents.
“After living and teaching in six different countries I retired, moved home to Lawrence, and joined the Tuesday Painters group for seniors at our local community center. How fortunate for us that we were introduced to the Art is Ageless project of the Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.”