C.C. Young Retirement Community is a lovely facility overlooking White Rock Lake. There you will find The Point, The Center for Arts and Education, one of the few freestanding facilities for arts and education within retirement communities in this region.
The Point offers its residents classes and workshops in computer training, art, sculpture, pottery, book discussions, Tai-Chi, yoga, exercise, dance and much more. The center also hosts the annual Art is Ageless Competition and Exhibit, marking its 11th year. Art is Ageless is an intergenerational celebration of creativity showcasing the talents of artists and writers aged 55 and older. It’s a mixed media contest/exhibit ranging from pottery to paintings to needlepoint to poetry.
Art&Seek attended this year’s event and had a glorious time. The staff at The Point and C.C. Young were more than friendly and hospitable. The artwork was inspiring and the participating artists were charming and interesting to get to know.
Mayor Tom Leppert started things off by speaking about the exhibition and all the good things going on at C.C. Young, then went on to introduce the first lady of North Texas real estate, Ebby Halliday. Ms. Halliday, who recently turned 99-years old, was the featured guest speaker. After reading her remarks entitled, Where in the World is Prayer, she invited the audience to stand and join her in singing God Bless America.
Please enjoy the above video that includes some of the participating artists who shared the inspirations behind their pieces.