Even though somedays with the fluctuating weather we aren’t sure if spring is on the way, it’s here according to the calendar and so are plans and preparations for our annual Senior Citizens Art Show.
For those not familiar with our art show, this year marks 35 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 herein 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 22-26 (Monday through Friday) and May 30 through June 2 (Tuesday through Friday). During this time, the artwork of many talented individuals age 55 and older who reside in our 10-county district and beyond will be on display at the Esther Allen Greer Museum on the campus of the University of Rio Grande. A special tea to honor our artists will be held on Friday, June 2 at the Greer Museum at 1 p.m. Artwork will be on display during the dates mentioned from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. Everyone is invited to attend.
In order to have a wonderful variety, we are looking for artwork or essays and poetry from those talented individuals who have a love for art or writing. The deadline is approaching, but there is still time to enter. Participants must be 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 our administrative offices in Rio Grande by May 1, or call us at 1-800-582-7277 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
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 2017 AAA7 Senior Citizens Art Exhibit this May and June.
Pamela K. Matura is the executive director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7, which includes Highland County.