We may not be an artist colony, but the artistic talent and creativity of our residents could soon earn the ARC a reputation of being a center for creative art. Eight of our resident artists recently placed in the statewide senior art competition ArtsInspire, sponsored by LeadingAge Texas.
ArtsInspire is a contest that showcases the artistic talents of older Texans from not-for-profit aging services communities across the state. LeadingAge Texas receives over 200 entries every year that are judged by experts in the field such as university professors, artists, authors, etc. The judges are always impressed with the quality of work submitted and the expression displayed through various mediums.
Winning artists from the ARC include: In the Written Arts category, Susan Sabino took first place in poetry; In the Visual Arts category, Mary White took first place for Distinguished Arts;
David Garber took first place for Hard Crafts; Susan Richmond took 2nd place and Louise Bagg took 3rd in Painting/Watercolor; Quinn Becker took first place and Kevin West took 3rd for Photography; and Joyce Ryan took 3rd place in Soft Crafts/Textile.
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you for representing the ARC so well. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on August 11 in Austin, TX. Jane Winzeler has arranged for a bus for anyone who would like to attend, but seating is limited. Please sign up on the Activities board if you would like to attend.
ArtsInspire is a core program of LeadingAge Texas and 2018 will mark the contest’s 28th year. LeadingAge Texas believes that this project is one of the most positive tools they can utilize to highlight the positives of the aging process as it educates the public on the value of the creativity expressed by older Texans.