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Artwork sought for show

Published 10:32am Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Isn’t it wonderful to see spring making its way.

Birds are chirping and the weather is finally warming up, and best of all, the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest is approaching.

For those not familiar with our art show, this year marks 32 years for this fun and popular event that we have the privilege of hosting and organizing each year.

It’s always a treat to see all of the amazing talent we have right here in our local communities. I encourage you to see for yourself the beautiful art and composition pieces our seniors will have on display.

They certainly enjoy sharing their talent for the enjoyment of others and we appreciate their participation in this special event.

Mark your calendars for May 27 through May 30 and June 2 through June 6. During this time, the artwork of many talented individuals age 55 and older who reside in our 10-county district will be on display at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.

A special tea to honor our artists will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 6 at the Greer Museum. Artwork will be on display 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27 through May 30 and June 2 through June 6. Everyone is invited to attend.

In order to have a wonderful variety, we are looking for artwork or beautiful essays and poetry from those talented individuals who have a love for art or writing.

Participants must be an Ohio resident and 55 years of age or older and complete an application form. The form, which also includes additional eligibility requirements, is included on our website at www.aaa7.org, or you can request a hard copy mailed to you by calling our Agency toll-free at 1-800-582-7277.

Artwork will be judged in a number of categories, and essay and poetry entries should be no more than 1,000 words in length. In order to participate in the Art Show or Essay/Poetry Contest, items must be delivered to your local senior center by April 21, or to our administrative offices in Rio Grande by April 28.

Please log on to our website or call our agency for more information about rules and eligibility requirements.

We hope to see you at the 2014 AAA7 Senior Citizens Art Exhibit this May and June.

 

Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7.

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