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Senior citizens art show to begin Tuesday

The artwork of local seniors will be showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 28th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show that will be held Tuesday through 11 at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande.

Talented Ohio residents age 55 or older, who have entered artwork in the show, will have these items on display at the gallery daily from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and June 7 through June 10.

The public is invited to visit the gallery at anytime during the days and times mentioned to view the artwork and also vote for the Show’s People’s Choice Award.

In addition, a special tea to recognize the participants and award-winning art pieces will be held at the gallery on Friday, June 11 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. All participants, their guests, and museum and gallery visitors and the public will be welcome to attend.

Examples of art categories that were entered in the contest include acrylic, charcoal, counted cross stitch, mixed media, oil, pastels, pencil, and photography.

Judging themes include abstract, animals and birds, cartoons, floral, landscape, portraits (humans), seascape, and still life. In addition, an essay/poetry category was also available with these entries included as part of the display at the gallery.

Participants in the variety of categories represent the counties served by the AAA7 which include Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.

For more details about the Art Show, please call the Area Agency on Aging District 7 toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY 1-888-270-1550).

Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY 1-888-270-1550).

Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. Information is also available on www.aaa7.org.