Art Ability Satellite Exhibit Showcases Work by Artists with Disabilities
May 22, 2009
Malvern, PA - Selected works from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art
Ability program will be on display at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne from
June 1 through July 23. The exhibit will kick off with a special
reception on Sunday, May 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. The art work that will be
exhibited is part of the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital permanent collection
and is being displayed as part of a traveling satellite exhibit in an
effort to promote the importance of Art Ability.
As part of the reception that is open to the public, Sal Panasci, a
world-renowned artist who regularly participates in Art Ability, will be
on hand demonstrating his craft. Panasci of Devon is a graduate of the
University of the Arts with a degree in graphic design. His successful
advertising career came to an abrupt halt when he sustained a traumatic
brain injury in an automobile accident. While he was a patient at Bryn
Mawr Rehab Hospital he saw the Art Ability exhibition and became
involved in painting with watercolors and exhibiting at Art Ability.
Art Ability is an international juried exhibition and sale of art and
fine crafts created by artists with disabilities. Since 1996 this unique
program has been a showcase event for artists who transcend any physical
or cognitive limitations they may have and use their creativity and
skills as a tool to educate the community about the remarkable
capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
The 14th annual Art Ability Exhibit and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
will open in November – watch for details in the coming months. For more
information, contact the Art Ability office at 484-596-5607.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, which is affiliated with Main Line Health, is
a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Located
in Malvern, the hospital offers a unique environment for recovery for
individuals with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and other
physical and cognitive disabilities. With 148 beds and an extensive
Outpatient Network, the hospital is the largest and most comprehensive
rehabilitation services organization in the region.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.