Walnut Hills Retirement Community holds art exhibit

Walnut Hills Retirement Community holds art exhibit

Jean Flinner of Walnut Creek was awarded Best of Show for her counted cross-stitch artwork titled “Psalm 23” at Walnut Hills’ recent “Creativity Is Timeless” exhibit.


More than 150 people viewed the artwork displayed at the “Creativity Is Timeless” exhibit held recently at Walnut Hills Retirement Community.

The exhibit, held Oct. 7 on the Walnut Hills campus, featured 47 pieces of artwork that were submitted by 24 different Holmes County area residents who are over the age of 55.

Best of Show was awarded to Jean Flinner of Walnut Creek for her counted cross-stitch entry titled “Psalm 23.” The People’s Choice, which was voted on by visitors to the exhibit, was given to Liz Jennings of Walnut Creek for her quilt entry titled “Wedding Quilt.”

Winners in the seven individual categories were as follows:

—Paintings and drawings: Andrene Bell of Dundee, first place; Sue Kauffman of Millersburg, second; Larry Yoder of Sugarcreek, third; and Bell also took the fourth-place ribbon.

—Woodworking: Bill Kobel of Walnut Creek, first; Bill Jennings of Walnut Creek, second; Dod Nobel of Walnut Creek, third; and Doyle Miller of Sugarcreek, fourth.

—Crafts: Bonny Huelga of Millersburg earned first place, third place and fourth place, and Dod Nobel of Walnut Creek earned second place.

—Quilts and wall hangings: Liz Jennings, first; Mary Jane Nobel of Walnut Creek, second; Lorraine George of Walnut Creek, third; and Rose Hickenbottom of Walnut Creek, fourth.

—Soft crafts: Jean Flinner of Walnut Creek, first; Rose Hickenbottom of Walnut Creek, second; Debbie Vallone of Millersburg, third; and Louise Hershberger of Walnut Creek, fourth.

—Photography: Pam Goller of Millersburg, first and third; Chris Miller of Walnut Creek, second; and Joe Stephens of Walnut Creek, fourth.

—Miscellaneous: Ribbons were awarded to Sharon Thomas of Walnut Creek for first and second place.

The award winners were announced at a reception for the artists and their guests on Oct. 6 at Walnut Hills.

“Creativity Is Timeless” is held to help celebrate the creativity and imagination of individuals age 55 and older. Over the 11 years of the event, more than 900 pieces of artwork have been displayed by more than 160 different artists.

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