Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s 18th Annual Art Ability juried international art show will end a successful two-month run at the hospital with approximately $43,651 in sales of arts and crafts by artists with disabilities on Jan. 26th. This year, 215 artists from 31 states and 9 countries earned more than $7,000 in prize money for 400 pieces of art including works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, jewelry, metalwork.
With the support of volunteers and sponsors, Art Ability provides a marketplace and showcase for the talents and tenacity of artists with disabilities from the United States, Canada and many foreign countries. In addition to prize money, participating artists receive 80 percent of the purchase price for their artwork, with 20 percent going to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern to support patient services. More than $200,000 has been raised for the hospital by this annual event over the last 18 years.
“The talents of these artists completely transcend any and all limitations,” says Donna Phillips, president of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. “Art Ability communicates a powerful message regarding the exceptional competencies of people with disabilities, and encourages every one of us to reach beyond our own personal obstacles.”
In addition to grants and charitable support from Eden Charitable Foundation; The Katherine Alexandra Charitable Fund; Kistler-Tiffany Foundation; Scott and Carol Hennessy; and the William Penn Foundation, Art Ability received event sponsorship support from ARAMARK Healthcare; Pepper Hamilton, LLP; SkillSurvey, Inc; Toll Brothers. For more information about the annual event and plans for next year’s show, please contact the Art Ability office at 484.596.5607.
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.
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, Bryn Mawr Rehab provides rehabilitation services at convenient outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care.