36th Senior Citizens Art Show opens Monday

RIO GRANDE — The artwork of local seniors will be showcased beginning Monday at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 36th annual Senior Citizens Art Show. Artwork will be on display Monday through Friday, as well as May 29-June 1 at the Esther Allen Greer Museum, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.

Participants age 55 or older, who have entered artwork in the show, will have these items on display at the Museum daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. The public is invited to visit the museum 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 10:30 a.m. June 1 at the museum. Note that this is a new time for the tea from years before. All participants, their guests, museum visitors and the public are welcome to attend.

Examples of art categories that were entered in the contest include acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastels, pencil and photography. Judging themes include abstract, animals and birds, cartoons, floral, landscape, portraits, seascape and still life. In addition, an essay/poetry category was also available with these entries included as part of the display at the museum. 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 details about the art show, call AAA7 toll-free at 800-582-7277 (TTY: 711) or email info@aaa7.org. The website is www.aaa7.org.

AAA7 provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance.