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CC YOUNG ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 2022 SPIRIT IS AGELESS ART & WRITING CONTEST

CC Young, a premier, non-profit senior living community, is excited to announce the call for art and writing entries for its 2022 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest. Residents of CC Young and the general public, age 55 and better, are encouraged to enter. Online registration begins on August 9, and entries will be accepted on August 23 and 24, 2022, at The Point at CC Young.  The Spirit is Ageless show will be on display at The Point at CC Young from August 30 through October 28, 2022.

Starting in 1999, the Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest continues to be a very special event for the Dallas-Fort Worth community and CC Young. The annual contest, art gallery show and celebration of artists and writers unites the community to highlight submissions from 15 categories in an effort to showcase each person’s ageless artistry, the capability to thrive, and ambition to share their creativity with the public, regardless of one’s stature. All ability levels are welcome to participate in the contest.

“CC Young is dedicated to serving our residents and community at large so that each individual can grow in body, mind and spirit, no matter their life’s circumstances or limitations. This annual contest inspires and celebrates each individual’s creativity and artistic expression,” said Brian Parman, Director of The Point & Pavilion at CC Young. 

The contest is open to the general public, age 55 or better, as well as residents of CC Young. The art is to have been completed at age 55 or better and created by the person entering the piece. CC Young residents are limited to entering two (2) pieces and there is NO cost. All others are limited to entering one (1) complimentary piece and may enter one (1) additional piece of art for a $10.00 entrance fee, which must be paid at the time of art delivery/drop off.  Art will be accepted in the following categories: drawing & illustration (pen, ink, pastel, scratch board), hard crafts (ceramic, glass, pottery), painting – acrylic, painting – oil & pastel, painting – watercolor, photography, poetry, prose, sculpture, soft crafts – decorative, soft crafts – sewing, soft crafts – textile, master works, and group projects.  For full contest details and online entry form, visit www.ccyoung.org/events.  If you need additional information or have any questions, contact Angela Castillo by email at acastillo@ccyoung.org or call (214) 841-2831.

Winners will be recognized at a celebration held at The Point at CC Young Saturday, Friday, October 28, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s featured speaker will be Dr. Laura Evans, Associate Professor, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts & Design. Evans’ presentation “F is for Fake: Han van Meegeren and the Vermeer Forgeries,” will focus on Henricus Antoniu “Han” van Meegeren, who is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished and beloved art forgers of all time.  Van Meegeren specialized in creating work in the style of Vermeer, “rediscovering” lost work by this famed painter (that he had really painted), and selling it to collectors, curators, and even the Third Reich.  In this lecture, Evans will dive into van Meegeren’s complex forgery schemes and how he eventually earned fame and immortality as one of history’s most loved art forgers. RSVPs are required at rsvp@ccyoung.org or call 214-841-2831.

 

ABOUT CC YOUNG

Celebrating its 100th year in 2022, CC Young Senior Living is nestled in the heart of East Dallas on a lush 20-acre campus at White Rock Lake.  We’re a forward-thinking, non-profit community offering a continuum of care with a long history of excellence.  Known for stellar services, CC Young holds a 5-Star 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- and Long- Term Rehabilitation, Aquatics and Outpatient Therapy, Dialysis, and Hospice General Inpatient services. Our Community Services Program offers Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Private Duty Solutions on our campus and 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 in 2024, The Terraces is our new Independent Living building featuring views of White Rock Lake.  Additionally, The Point & Pavilion, located in the heart of our campus, offers creative, educational, recreational, fitness and spiritual opportunities for our residents and the general public. To schedule a tour or learn more, call 214-258-4000 or visit www.ccyoung.org.

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