ART+experience 2014ART+experience is our annual celebration of seniors in the arts.

Every September, the corridors of our main office are transformed. Over 100 rich and honest works of art appear on our walls and turn our building into the region’s largest art gallery dedicated to celebrating the genius, the talent, and the creativity of older adults of Mystic Valley.

2013 Exhibition & Ribbon Winners:

Lianzhong Zhang won Best of Show for his ink and acrylic scroll, “Flying Falls”

The other ribbon recipients were: PAINTING 1st Place: Old Friends (#68), Pansy Manzella, Wakefield; 2nd Place: Cucumbers (#73), Britt Daw, Wakefield; 3rd Place: Summer at the Library (#40), Rod Peterson, Malden; Honorable Mentions: #3 Cornwall, England, Jeannette Corbett, Reading; #30 White Rose, Leda Sullivan, Malden; #32 Snow Scene, Louise Anderson, North Reading; #71 Cup of Tea, Waltraud Winkler, Everett; #72 Chicory, Kathleen Connors, Malden; #83 Sunrise on Frenchman’s Bay, Joseph Adario, Melrose

DRAWING 1st Place: Waiting (#85), Sydney Smith, Wakefield; 2nd Place: Morning of the City, (#16) Xinshi (Tony) Ye, Melrose; 3rd Place: Red Ball (#55), Donna Pierce, Wakefield; Honorable Mentions: #10 Boston Harbor, Howard Porter, Stoneham; #14 Pets, James Melvin, Everett

PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Place: Sunrise Sailing (#2), John A. Webster, Malden; 2nd Place: Bridal Veil Falls (#8), Donald Crasco, Wakefield; 3rd Place: Acrobats in Boston (#89), Svetlana Babitskaya, Malden; Honorable Mentions: #22 Bellevue Pond, Carolyn Dinsmoor, Medford; #51 Last Wooden Fence in Ireland, Howard Porter, Stoneham; #95 Sunset in Florence, Carol McGreevy, Stoneham COLLAGE/MIXED MEDIA 1st Place: Dragonfly (#28), Susan Altman, Medford 2nd Place: Nature’s Fury (#33), John A. Webster, Malden 3rd Place: Quilled Snowflake (#20), Eleanor Accettullo, Melrose Honorable Mention: #88 Quiet Time, Carol Schena, Melrose

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNDER: Joseph Adario, for his photograph Abandoned Bridge.

Information about the 2014 ART+experience will be posted in July 2014. Watch your mailbox or check back here!


Note: Students from the 2013 creative writing and poetry workshops have formed a weekly writing group that meets on Tuesdays in Malden. If you are interested in joining, email us and we’ll pass your information along to the members.


Massachusetts Cultural CouncilThis program is supported in part by grants from the Everett, Malden, Medford, and North Reading Cultural Councils, local agencies that are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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