C. C. Young Announces Details of The 2015 Spirit Is Ageless Art & Writing Contest Celebration

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Celebration to Honor Artists of All Ages with Featured Guest Speaker, Katherine Wagner

C. C. Young

Each year we celebrate ageless creativity, featuring the talents and potential of winners throughout the region

C. C. Young today announced winners of the 16th Annual Spirit is Ageless Art and Writing Contest. The Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the campus of C. C. Young. A reception will commence at 10:15 a.m. with the program and awards celebration following at 11:30 a.m. Artists submitted one hundred and sixty (160) contest entries on April 8th and 9th which have been judged in seventeen (17) different categories.

The awards celebration will feature special guest speaker, Katherine Wagner, Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council for the Arts. As CEO of BCA, Katherine advocates for a strong bond between the for-profit business community and the non-profit arts and cultural sector throughout North Texas. Katherine’s discussion, titled “It’s Never too Late to Create: Finding Your Place on the Cultural Map” highlights the value and importance of art at every age.

The annual art contest, open to the Dallas/Fort Worth community aged 55 or better, began in 1999. The 2015 winners range in age from 55 to 97 and submitted art and writing in categories that included group projects, mixed media, photography, painting, poetry, wood sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts with 160 entries submitted.

“Each year we celebrate ageless creativity, featuring the talents and potential of winners throughout the region. It is our great honor to award and showcase our community neighbors and residents through this contest and celebration,” said Denise Aver-Phillips, Vice President of Community Outreach at C. C. Young.

About C. C. Young
At C. C. Young, the Spirit is Ageless. We believe that creativity is a way of celebrating life every day.    The C. C. Young campus, located on 20 acres of land near Dallas’ White Rock Lake, currently consists of eight buildings and offers services that include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, Hospice, and Home Health. Additionally, The Point, Center for Arts and Education provides creative, educational and fitness opportunities for both campus residents and the Dallas-Fort Worth community at large. For additional information, visit: http://www.ccyoung.org

About The Point, Center for Arts and Education
C. C. Young’s vision and innovative approach to provide a community where every life and every age is valued and enriched is reflected in The Point, Center for Arts and Education. The Point is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in September 2007 and is available to the community at large. The Point offers an art gallery, a fitness center and wellness programs, a chapel, an auditorium and a theater for meetings, lectures and performances, classrooms for computer training and various art mediums, and a cafe. For additional information about The Point, please visit http://www.ccyoung.org or call 214.841.2831.

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