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23rd Annual Young at Art Exhibit

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The winners of the 23rd annual competition pose for a photo. Winners this year include: Barbara Eisenstein, Kay Layne, Cristina Debernardi, Pallayi Dhokai, Jacqueline Elwell, Jeannine E.H. Pappas, and Sy Wengrovitz.

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Mary Blair, Diana Ruth and Julie Armington.

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Executive director of the Art League and president of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Michael Jankowski checks in with the Senior Service organizers at the opening reception for the Young At Art Show.

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Carole DeLong with one of her works entitled ‘Winter Golf.’

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‘Lunch at the Checkerboard Café’ by Sy Wengrovitz.

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Lillian O. Moraski with her work ‘Pagan at Prayer.’

The "Young At Art" exhibit has opened at the Durant Center, at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria. The exhibit features the work of metro area artists who are 55 and older and will be opened through Oct. 30.

The art show, in its 23rd year, is sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria and The Goodwin Foundation with additional support from Friends of the Torpedo Factory, The Alexandria Commission on Aging, The Art League Inc., The Alexandria Commission for the Arts, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

"This art show is not only a beloved tradition in the community, but the quality and scope of the work submitted is exceptional," said Janet Barnett, executive director of senior services.

A Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Aug. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Durant Recreation Center. Isabella Hughes, Associate Gallery Director at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria served as the juror.

Over 50 pieces of art are exhibited. The winners of juried show are:

* First Prize; Barbara Eisenstein for "A Mighty Wind," Medium: Fiber;

* Second Prize: Kay Layne for "Moonrise," Medium: Acrylic on Canvas;

* Third Prize: Cristina Debernardi for "Doors," Medium: Color Pencil Drawing;

Five Honorable Mentions were also awarded to:

* Nina Tisara for "Shadow Dance," Medium: Photography Black and White;

* Jeannine E. H. Pappas for "Double Fantasy," Medium: Water Color;

* Pallayi Dhokai for "Friend, " Medium: Mixed Media;

* Sy Wengrovitz for "Lunch at Checkerboard Café," Medium: Wood Sculpture;

* Jacqueline Elwell for "Waiting for Coffee," Medium: Monoprint;

The exhibit has something for everyone, is free and open to the public until Oct. 30. Go to www.seniorservicesalex.org.