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Judges award over $7500 in prizes to artists for Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s 19th Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital October 21, 2014 News Releases

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, three prestigious members of the Philadelphia art community judged over 300 entries of art submitted by 170 artists for the 2014 Art Ability Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.

The 2014 award judges were Kathleen Ogilvie Greene, public programs manager, The Barnes Foundation; Dan Talley, professor of art, Kutztown University; Richard Watson, manager of exhibitions, African American Museum in Philadelphia. There were seven prize categories defined by medium as well as by a special theme: water. In addition, each judge selected their favorite work and collaboratively chose a Best in Show. The judging process took a full morning of intense discussion due to the volume of work as well as the range of sophistication and skill.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability program is a year-round showcase and celebration of artists with disabilities. The program includes the country’s largest, international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts created by artists with cognitive, physical, hearing and visual disabilities.

This year, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability Exhibition and Sale will be held from November 2, 2014 through January 25, 2015 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will open with a Preview Reception on Saturday, November 1. Tickets for this event can be purchased online or by contacting the Art Ability Office at 484.596.5607. Beginning Sunday, November 2, the Art Ability Exhibition and Sale will be open daily and is free to the public.

Art Ability is supported by generous grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the William Penn Foundation, as well as Presenting Sponsor, Aramark. For additional information about Art Ability 2014, including group tours and the Preview Reception, please contact the Art Ability Office at 484.596.5607.

About Main Line Health

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.

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, 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.


Bridget Therriault
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