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Riddle Hospital To Exhibit Art Ability Work

Friday, May 14, 2010

Exhibit Complements “Green” Building and Focuses on Artists with Disabilities

Malvern, PA – In celebration of National Hospital Week, Riddle Hospital is teaming up with Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to present a unique exhibit of art work created by artists with disabilities. As part of the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability Satellite Exhibition Program, Riddle Hospital will display original art in its new Health Center 4 medical office building for the next six months.

The Art Ability Satellite Exhibit will feature works in a range of media that complement Riddle Hospital’s new “green” building. Riddle Hospital integrated sustainable design and construction elements into the building of the new facility and adhered to green design construction principles to create a superior environment for patients, employees and visitors, while preserving natural resources for future generations. Heather Zoumas-Lubeski, Director of Community Outreach and Special Events at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, said, “We recommended works that relate to nature: water, woods, fields and gardens, interspersed with realistic works filled with energy and color,” she said. According to Jim Paradis, Vice President at Riddle Hospital, the Art Ability exhibit will provide a visual impact to patients and visitors about the importance of being environmentally friendly. “The work chosen for the exhibit coordinates with our new environmentally friendly facility and includes a variety of pieces that depict nearby natural resources,” he said.  All of the work on exhibit is created by artists with disabilities who also participate in the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Art Ability Program. Zoumas-Lubeski noted that all of the work on display is for sale.
 
Art Ability is entering its 15th year and is a special program developed by Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to increase public awareness of the competency of individuals with disabilities. One goal of the program is to inspire others to reach beyond their own limitations as they struggle with physical, cognitive, hearing or visual disabilities. Highlights of the Art Ability Program include satellite exhibits like the one at Riddle Hospital Health Center 4 and the annual juried exhibition and sale held each year from November through January at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern.
 
Art Ability at Riddle Hospital is open to the public during regular Health Center 4 office hours. For information on purchasing the art or Art Ability, contact Ms. Zoumas-Lubeski at 484-596-5607 or visit www.brynmawrrehab.org/artability.
 
About Riddle Hospital
Riddle Hospital is a 230-bed acute-care hospital affiliated with Main Line Health. The hospital offers comprehensive services to the Delaware County community, including imaging services; maternity services; outpatient programs, the Riddle Cancer Center and Jefferson Radiation Oncology Center, along with specialty programs in speech and hearing, cardiac rehabilitation; home care; occupational health; a sleep center; and a continence center for women. Riddle is affiliated with Mirmont Treatment Center, a drug and alcohol and mental health treatment facility for both inpatient and outpatients and it is associated with Riddle Village, a continuing care retirement community.

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About Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The range of illnesses and injuries treated at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes traumatic, mild traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injury and amputee and orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition, the Main Line Health Outpatient Rehab Network provides rehabilitation services at convenient locations in Philadelphia’s western suburbs for patients of all ages. For more information about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/rehab.

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