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Inspiration on Display at Eagle's Trace Art Show

February 23, 2012

HOUSTON, TX---For one week, Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in Houston, became the art capital of the Lone Star State.
With an opening reception on Valentine's Day, the first Eagle's Trace Art Show showcased a talented group of eighteen resident artists.
Their work, specially displayed at the Eagle's Roost Café, featured water color, acrylic and oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, hand-painted china and photography.
Judy Meyer, an Eagle's Trace resident who is Board President of the Treasure Chest and confirmed art lover, headed a committee to plan the show.  "Visitors raved about the magnificent quality of the artwork," said Ms. Meyer.  "Everyone was proud of these brilliant artists."
The event was a team effort of the Treasure Chest, artists, staff and the Eagle's Trace resident woodworkers who constructed the panel displays.
Participants ranged from hobbyists to professionals with their own unique stories.
One of those experts was Lillian Arnold.  The Eagle's Trace resident has been painting for over forty years.  She started with oils but switched to water color because "you can swish the brush in water and you're in business!"
Her work has won acclaim, displayed in galleries from Texas to Connecticut to North Carolina throughout a career in which she taught students in her various home studios.
But it's the creativity that makes it worthwhile.
"Water color captures me because I can totally go outside of myself.  It is so relaxing to paint my favorite scenes," described Mrs. Arnold.
She continues to mentor fellow residents who enjoy utilizing the arts and crafts studio at Eagle's Trace.
Proceeds from the Art Show supported the Benevolent Care Fund of Eagle's Trace.
About Eagle's Trace: Eagle's Trace, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit