Creative Efforts of Local Seniors Featured by Leading Age Ohio - St. Augustine Health Ministries

See the gallery: Leading Age Ohio Northeast Regional Art & Writing Exhibition

Over 400 pieces of fine art and writings of local seniors from over a dozen senior living facilities in Northeast Ohio were on display at St. Augustine Health Campus May 23, 2013, as part of the Leading Age Ohio Art and Writing Competition.

Almost 1000 seniors from across the state have worked on  manuscripts, poems, paintings, sculptures and other works of art in preparation for the annual regional and state-wide Art and Writing Shows sponsored by LeadingAge Ohio.

The LeadingAge Ohio Resident Art and Writing Shows display works of seniors with years of artistic experience right alongside those who are just beginning to explore their craft.  The shows celebrate the creative vibrancy and passion of these senior artists, all of whom are residents or clients of LeadingAge Ohio member facilities.  Local judges select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries in each of nineteen categories, and award ribbons are distributed to the proud winners.  All show attendees are invited to vote for the winner of the ever-popular People’s Choice Award.

Winning works at the regional shows will be entered in the state competition as part of the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Trade Show scheduled for mid-September at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.  LeadingAge Ohio is the trade association for providers of not-for-profit senior living services throughout the state.

A special  wine and cheese reception was held prior to the exhibit opening for Special Guests  to “Preview” the works of art.