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Planning underway for 20th Annual Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Art Ability Exhibition and Sale

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital August 18, 2015 News Releases

Giclée by New York artist garners honors as featured work

(Malvern, PA) – With the initial jury process complete, more than 400 works of art from 200 artists with disabilities will be featured in the 20th annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital opening in November. Among those works on exhibit and available for sale is Unfocused 2 by Max Tzinman of New York, New York, this year’s featured artist. Each year a featured work is selected by 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.

Max Tzinman was born in Romania and lived in Israel and Canada, immersing himself in a multitude of cultures that influenced his artistic/philosophical concepts. Born with a severe hearing impairment, photography has allowed Tzinman to consistently tell his story in a continuously moving world. Tzinman merges painting, photography, collage and assemblage, to produce a series of deep and mysterious images. Tzinman’s works often show the isolation and invisibility he felt of his early childhood experience dealing with his impairment.

“The talent of these artists completely transcends any and all limitations,” said Donna Phillips, President, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. “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.”

In its twentieth year, Art Ability will open with a Preview Reception on Saturday, November 7th at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern. Purchase tickets for this event by contacting the Art Ability Office at 484-596-5607. Beginning Sunday, November 8, the Art Ability Exhibition and Sale will be open daily and is free to the public through January 31, 2016.

Art Ability is supported by generous grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the William Penn Foundation as well as Presenting Sponsor, Construction Services Group. For more information about Art Ability 2015, including group tours and the Preview Reception, please contact the Art Ability Office at 484.596.5607 or visit mainlinehealth.org/artability.

Max Tzinman, Unfocused 2, Giclée on Canvas

About Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part 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 hospital received Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, and is accredited by the Joint Commission; is designated as a NICHE facility and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital treats patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury, amputations, and orthopaedic injuries. Bryn Mawr Rehab Outpatient Network treats individuals with a wide range of conditions and injuries from brain injury, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease to concussions, pelvic floor disorders and lymphedema. Our outpatient rehabilitation services are conveniently located throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia.