23rd Annual Art Ability opening November 3

By Cristine Largoza, community outreach program coordinator, BMRH

With the initial jury process complete, almost 500 works of art from 195 artists with disabilities will be featured in the 23rd annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital opening Saturday, November 3 with a Preview Reception at BMRH.

Among those works on exhibit and available for sale is (at right) Autumn Rain by Maureen Collins of Wilmington, DE, this year’s featured artist. Each year, a featured work is selected by a committee to best represent the mission of Art Ability, to increase public awareness of the talent of individuals with disabilities and to encourage others to reach beyond their own limitations.

Art Ability is an annual juried event for artists with physical, cognitive and /or hearing disabilities. Art Ability celebrates the work of artists with disabilities and hundreds of artists from around the world submit their work to be included as part of the annual exhibit and sale.

“The talent of these artists completely transcends any and all limitations,” said Donna Phillips, BMRH president. “Art Ability communicates a powerful message about the exceptional competencies of people with disabilities, and encourages every one of us to reach beyond our own personal obstacles.”

To purchase tickets for the event, visit mainlinehealth.org/artability or contact the Art Ability Office at 484.596.5607. Beginning Sunday, November 4, the Art Ability Exhibition and Sale will be open daily and is free to the public through January 27, 2019. Volunteers are always welcome and attend the Preview Party free of charge. Sign up today – https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090949ada722a1f49-artability1.


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