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CC Young Announces Winners of the 23nd Annual

Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest

DALLAS September 1, 2023 – CC Young has announced the winners of the 23rd annual Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest, who will be recognized at an awards celebration on Friday,
October 27, at 2 p.m. at The Point Auditorium on the CC Young campus. Contest winners will be recognized in person and the event will be streamed live for additional guests. Awards will be given to the top three winners in 14 categories as well as four “Best in Show” awards, and the “Celebrating Ageless Creativity” award for the most senior participant in the show. All participants are aged 55 and better, with this year’s most senior participant at 98 years of age.

The Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest continues to be one of CC Young’s most popular cultural events among residents and the general public. This year, the contest saw 156 submissions in 14 categories. Each of the 156 submissions are on display in CC Young’s gallery at The Point through Friday, October 27, 2023. The show truly exemplifies the words, “The Spirit is Ageless,” by illustrating diverse perspectives in all mediums. The art submitted by these participants carries a unique perspective and depth, reflecting a lifetime of experiences and wisdom. These artists and writers challenge stereotypes and demonstrate that creativity knows no age boundaries.

CC Young is honored to have Dr. Laura Evans, UNT College of Visual Arts & Design, serve as the featured speaker of this year’s Spirit is Ageless Awards Reception & Celebration. Dr. Evans is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Art Education and the Coordinator of the Art Museum Education Certificate at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She teaches about art museum education, art museology, art interpretation, art appreciation, art crime, and narrative/auto- ethnographic research methods. Her current book project is about how we can learn about ourselves, others, and the world through looking at and talking about art together.

Evans received her Ph.D. in Art Education at The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, and a bachelor’s degree in Art History and English at Denison University. She has also studied abroad in Finland, Brazil, and New Zealand. Evans has worked at art museums around the world from the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in Western Australia to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. with many more in between. She has worked with museums around the country such as the Kimbell Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to provide critical museology trainings.

Evans has a special interest in art crime: thefts, fakes, and forgeries. She studied Art Crime at the Association of Research into Crimes Against Art (Amelia, Italy) and has a postgraduate degree in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime from the University of Glasgow (Scotland). She lectures about art crime on cruise ships that sail the high seas.

“This annual show provides us an opportunity to celebrate ageless creativity and feature the talent and potential of all participants. It is such an honor to recognize the impressive works submitted not

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only by our CC Young residents, but also by Point Members, and the community at large. We are thrilled to welcome our friend and new partner, Dr. Laura Evans, as our featured speaker at this year’s celebration,” said Jennifer Griffin, CC Young vice president of Community Outreach & Engagement.

2023 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest Winners

Sunflowers and Oranges by Martha Newfield

Best in Show – Art: CC Young Resident Age at Completion: 80

Man from Papua by Brigitte Able

Best in Show – Art: Community Member Age at Completion: 72

A Rose Bouquet by Richard Jacobi

Best in Show – Writing: CC Young Resident Age at Completion: 90

A Love Affair by Lorlee Bartos

Best in Show – Writing: Community Member Age at Completion: 76

15 Squares by Peggy Huddleston and Hillside Assisted Living Residents

Ageless Creativity Award Age at Completion: 97

2023 SPIRIT IS AGELESS ALL PLACE WINNERS

1st Place Drawing & Illustration

2nd Place Drawing & Illustration

3rd Place Drawing & Illustration

1st Place Group Entry

2nd Place Group Entry

Perseus and Henrietta

by Wes Colwill
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 71)

Ivy and Daddy

by Annie DiGiovanni
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 65)

Mommy and Thomason

by Annie DiGiovanni
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 63)

Wander Lust

by CCY Vista 5th Floor Residents
(CCY Residents, Ages at Completion: 76-93)

Uncomformist

by CCY Vista 4th Floor Residents
(CC Young Residents, Ages at Completion: 66-97)

3rd Place Group Entry

1st Place Hard Crafts

2nd Place Hard Crafts

3rd Place Hard Crafts

1st Place Mixed Media

2nd Place Mixed Media

3rd Place Mixed Media

1st Place Painting (Acrylic)

2nd Place Painting (Acrylic)

3rd Place Painting (Acrylic)

1st Place Painting (Oil & Oil Pastel)

2nd Place Painting (Oil & Oil Pastel)

3rd Place Painting (Oil & Oil Pastel)

15 Squares
by CCY Hillside Residents
(CC Young Residents, Ages at Completion: 73-98)

Cloud Dreaming

by Debra Campbell
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 69)

Mosaic Veggie

by Pattie Gooch
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion 64)

Blue Garden

by Elise Hustis
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completiion 66)

Let’s Play

by Aaron Schmidt
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 61)

Save Our Planet

by Rita Barnard
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 73)

Flaming Trees

by Carolina Marrero
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 75)

Sunflowers and Oranges

by Martha Newfield
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 80)

Trunk Show

by Laurie Huff
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 61)

Always

By Patrick Moore
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 76)

Man from Papua

by Brigitte Able
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 72)

Jubilant Tulips
by Rosari Birmingham
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 73)

Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee

by Ruby McLeod
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 95)

1st Place Painting (Watercolor)

1841

by Sandra Ibach
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 76)

Yellow Irisis

by Rosari Birmingham
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 74)

Wash Day

by Karen Jacobi
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 63)

Blue Hold Buddies

by Gene McWhorter
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 72)

Taos Church

by Jane Harris
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 65)

Santa Mailboxes

by Jane Harris
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 65)

A Rose Bouquet

by Richard Jacobi
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 90)

Flapping Their Wings

by Marilyn Nease
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 60)

The Effects of 9/11

by Denise Dudley
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 65)

The New Dress

by Wilton Crocker
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 82)

Orphan Journey

by Frances Jones
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 68)

A Cold Oven

by Mary Gilhooly
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 88)

African Woman and Child

by Lindsay Sexton
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 60)

2nd Place Painting (Watercolor)

3rd Place Painting (Watercolor)

1st Place Photography

2nd Place Photography

3rd Place Photography

1st Place Poetry

2nd Place Poetry

3rd Place Poetry

1st Place Prose

2nd Place Prose

3rd Place Prose

1st Place Sculpture

2nd Place Sculpture

Gossip #3

By Eli Lorenz
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 76)

Zuma

by Gary Lawler
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 70)

Mr. Owl

by Betty Martinez
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 80)

Punkin Patch

by Vikcy Piccola
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 74)

Firebrand

by Carolyn Skei
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 86)

Red Star Vintage Christmas

by Nancy John
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 75)

Crazy Quilt (pieces of granddaughters wedding dress)

by Lou Bruce
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 74)

Southern Cemetary

by Daphne Huffman
(Community Member, Age at Completion: 76)

Tatted

by Mary Fink
(CC Young Reisdent, Age at Completion: 64)

Easter Afghan

By Peggy Wing
(CC Young Resident, Age at Completion: 65)

3rd Place Sculpture

1st Place Soft Crafts (Decorative)

2nd Place Soft Crafts (Decorative)

1st Place Soft Crafts (Sewing)

2nd Place Soft Crafts (Sewing)

3rd Place Soft Crafts (Sewing)

1st Place Soft Crafts (Textile)

2nd Place Soft Crafts (Textile)

3rd Place Soft Crafts (Textile)

About CC Young Senior Living

For more than 100 years, CC Young has been serving senior adults. The community is nestled in the heart of East Dallas on a lush 20-acre campus across from White Rock Lake. CC Young is a forward- thinking, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community with a long history of excellence. Known for stellar services, CC Young holds a 5-Star overall Quality Rating from the Centers of Medicare Services in skilled nursing care, home health, and hospice. CC Young provides opportunities for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long-Term Care, Respite Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Aquatics and Outpatient Therapy, and Hospice General Inpatient services. The Community Services Program offers Home Healthcare, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Private Care on- and off-campus. Its services are licensed in 13 counties throughout North Texas. The Vista’s opening in 2020 launched a new era of healthcare for residents and surrounding community members. Coming later, The Terraces will be the newest Independent Living residence featuring views of White Rock Lake. Additionally, The Point & Pavilion, located in the heart of the campus, offers creative, educational, recreational, fitness and spiritual opportunities for residents and the public. To schedule a tour or learn more, call 214-258-4000 or visit ccyoung.org.

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