HOUSTON, TX---Three residents of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, received statewide recognition for their artistic skills and creativity.
The 2014 Art Is Ageless contest showcases the imaginative talents of older Texans from retirement communities across the state. Sponsored by LeadingAge Texas, the event commemorates Active Aging Month, celebrated nationally each May.
The Eagle's Trace honorees were Jade Boebinger, who won first place in the hard crafts jewelry category, Ed Hulyk, who received third place in the sculpture & woodwork category, and David Jackson, who was a finalist in the watercolor category.
All of the finalists were celebrated during a reception with family, friends and special guests on Saturday, May 17th at the 2014 LeadingAge Texas Annual Meeting and Trade Show at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Their work will be displayed throughout the entire conference.
A panel of judges that included university professors, arts and crafts professionals, writers and musicians evaluated 240 entries in the visual arts, writing and music categories.
"The residents and staff of Eagle's Trace are proud of these artists for sharing their work for all of Texas to enjoy," stated Ben Cornthwaite, Executive Director of Eagle's Trace. "They are a daily inspiration to us, and I thank LeadingAge Texas for coordinating this contest that highlights active aging via beautiful artwork."
Two other residents from Eagle's Trace, Jackie Sedberry and Janet Shoholm, entered the competition and received honorable mention for their soft crafts and poetry submissions, respectively.
[caption id="attachment_116468" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ms. Jade Boebinger won first place in the hard crafts jewelry category.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_116469" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mr. Ed Hulyk received third place in the sculpture & woodwork category.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_116470" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mr. David Jackson was a finalist in the watercolor category.[/caption]
About Eagle's Trace: Eagle's Trace is one of seventeen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Houston, Texas, the scenic 70-acre campus is home to more than 600 residents. Eagle's Trace is the ideal greater Houston retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.