15th Edition of National Calendar Celebrates Active Aging and the Arts
St. Petersburg, FL – Virginia Sprangers and June Bailey, both of St. Petersburg, earned feature spots in Expressions 2015, a 15th Edition Calendar Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts published by Watermark Retirement Communities. Based in Tucson, Arizona, the company manages 38 communities nationwide including The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. Selected from hundreds of entries nationwide, Sprangers’ watercolor, “Mystic Seaport,” and Bailey’s multimedia composition, “Shell Seascape” are among 13 art pieces prominently displayed in the award-winning, full-color wall calendar. Both artists reside at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South.
“We are grateful that residents like Virginia Sprangers and June Bailey choose to thrive with us. The work showcased in Expressions 2015 truly inspires people all year long,” said Suzanne Burtzlaff, Executive Director of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. “Whether residents enjoy expressing themselves in art, music, writing, dancing, teaching or conversing with friends and family, they find plenty of creative outlets here,” Burtzlaff added.
In addition to art classes, residents of The Fountains have ready access to classes of all kinds as well as outings to local points of interest, cultural events, onsite dining and numerous other services and amenities.
Free copies of Expressions 2015 are available while supplies last at 1255 Pasadena Avenue South. For more information, call 727-381-5411.
About Virginia Spranger
Hollywood was Gini’s playground when she worked for MGM Studios. The Pennsylvania native had a ball hobnobbing with celebrities like Shirley Temple and Esther Williams. However, she was never too busy to pursue creative outlets like designing clothing, sculpting, making jewelry and painting watercolors like this one. Now that Gini calls The Fountains home, her life on the bay is as fulfilling as ever.
About June Bailey
Raised in Washington D.C., June attended American University, married a fifth generation Floridian and raised four kids. Upon retiring to Sanibel Island, her passion for sea shells flourished. Now her award-winning collection brings joy to visitors at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum as well as to her neighbors at The Fountains, where she generously shares her vast knowledge as an instructor for Watermark University.
About The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay
The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, is an active, full-service rental community overlooking the bay, with on-site care available. It is proudly managed by Watermark Retirement Communities. Long respected as one of the nation’s leading seniors’ housing innovators, Watermark is committed to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive. For more information, visit www.watermarkcommunities.com.