Shepherd of the Valley residents to compete in state art show

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Six residents from Shepherd of the Valley had their art selected to enter into the Leading Age Ohio Art and Writing Show in Columbus Sept. 10 and 11.

Eight Shepherd of the Valley residents entered artwork in the Leading Age Ohio East/Mideast Region Art and Writing Show held June 15 at Regina Health Center in Richfield. Of the eight who entered, six of the entries placed and will be competing at the state level.

The following residents placed in the Special fine Art Category:

  • Theresa Copploe, 2nd place, “Pussywillow Thumbprints”
  • Lucille Van Allen, 3rd place, “Cherry Blossoms in the Spring”
  • Margaret Voytko, honorable mention, “Tree of Pussywillows”

The following residents placed in the Special 3-D Category:

  • Mary Heslen, 2nd place, “Heart Bird House”
  • Geraldine Washington, 3rd place, “Circle Bird House”
  • Muffy Andrews, Honorable Mention, “Purple Top Bird House”

LeadingAge Ohio was founded in 1937 to assist the state’s not-for-profit providers of senior services focused on resident and client care. Traditionally concentrating on legislative advocacy efforts and educational programming, the association developed the LeadingAge Ohio Resident Forum in 1995 to share life-style enrichment opportunities with residents and clients of member providers.

The Art and Writing Program was founded as an offshoot of the Forum and has organized the popular Regional Art and Writing Shows annually since the early 1990’s. In 2014, more than 1,100 entries were displayed and judged at the regional shows with more than 1,300 visitors in attendance. The show judges are volunteers from the community or surrounding area with a background in the arts. Professional artists, teachers, and “lovers of the arts” judge our shows using traditional criteria and guidelines.

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