2 Shorewood Residents Win Interfaith Lifetime Art Competition

April 17, 2014

April 16, 2014

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Art will travel throughout Milwaukee in art show

MILWAUKEE (April 16, 2014)—Terry Kumakura, 64 and Jim Maki, 74, both won Interfaith’s Lifetime Art Competition this past March.

Kumakura won with her collage title “Memories”. Maki won with his piece “The House” created with pen and ink.

This past March marked the 27th year of Interfaith’s Lifetime Art Competition. Each year hundreds of older adults, ages 50 and above will enter original artwork into the competition.

Four professional artists from the local art community then judge the artwork. Twenty-five pieces, including Kumakura and Maki's were chosen as winners and to be a part of the Lifetime Art Competition art show. From April 25 to February 27, the artwork will be displayed for about a month at each of the 12 locations.

Entries for the competition came from many other local cities and counties. Artists from Shorewood, Mequon, Brookfield and Menominee Falls also participated and received a chance to display their art in the traveling art show. Some of the pieces will be available for purchase.

“The goal of the Lifetime Art Competition is to show the value in using the resources of our elders”, says Jean Schmitz, outreach coordinator of the Lifetime Art Competition. “Art enriches everybody’s life. The creativity and vibrancy elders give to the community is very valuable. They still contribute a lot to our society”.

The Lifetime Art Competition grand opening will be held on Saturday, May 17th at the Intercontinental’s Gallerie “M” from 6-8 p.m. All 25 winner’s artwork will be displayed. Admission is free. Snacks and champagne will be provided.

List of other winners include:

Nancy Armitace, Hubertus
Janice Babcock, Wauwatosa
Phyllis Bankier, Milwaukee
Kenneth Beierle, Greenfield
PJ Boylan, Milwaukee
Tom Briesemeister, Franklin
Carol Chapman, New Berlin
Linda Commer, Milwaukee
Sue DeGrave, Oak Creek
William Davis, Theinsville
Hermine Ehlers, Brookfield
Priscilla Farrell, Milwaukee
Arthur Horn, Brown Deer
Susan Leopold, Milwaukee
Carolyn Maas, Franklin
Jeffrey Malecki, Franklin
Jewell Riano-Bradley, Mequon
Kappy Schwab, Mequon
Jeff Seefeld, Big Bend
Joe Stanke, New Berlin
Ken Vonderberg, Milwaukee
Ruth Vonderberg, Milwaukee
Joyce Winter, Menomonee Falls

For more information on art show dates and locations or how you can enter next year’s art competition, visit the special events tab at http://home.interfaithmilw.org.

About Interfaith: Since 1975, Interfaith Older Adult Programs has been linking older adults to a caring community. The Agency currently assists annually more than 16,000 older adults with hundreds of services every day, such as free transportation to medical appointments; daily healthy meals at nine dining sites; health and wellness activities, day trips and workshops at five Senior Centers; safety check-up calls to home-bound older adults; employment skills and referrals; resources and respite for caregivers; and opportunities for volunteers 55 years and older to tutor students in MPS elementary schools. Interfaith also offers fee-based individual personal care workers to help older adults in their homes.

Editor's note: Images of artwork are available. Email me for copies.

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