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Paoli Hospital Auxiliary’s Fine Art Show to feature local artists

Main Line Health July 26, 2017 News Releases

The restored barn at the new Liseter community in Newtown Square (formerly the John duPont estate) will be transformed into an art gallery the weekend of September 15–17, 2017 for the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Fine Art Show.

The event kicks-off with an Opening Night Gala from 6:00–10:00 pm on September 15. Admission to the event is $75 per person and includes a full bar and hors d’oeuvres. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, September 16 and 17, from 1:00–4:00 pm, the art show will be available to the public, and admission is free.

The art show will feature the original works of approximately 50 locally and regionally known artists—many of whom will attend the gala on September 15 to talk about their work. In addition, selected modern and contemporary art from the collection of Devon Fine Arts will be displayed.

Jen Curry, art show co-chair, said, “all types of media will be displayed, including oils, watercolors, mixed media, photography, glass, metal and pottery. We encourage everyone to come out and support these artists. In addition, Devon Fine Arts has one of the largest modern and contemporary art collections in this area and will be showcasing artists such as Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Basquiat, LeRoy Neiman and others. You won’t want to miss this event!”

Jacalyn Beam, a nationally known Brandywine Valley artist, will be the show’s featured artist this year.

Attendees throughout the weekend will have the opportunity to purchase the art displayed, as well as raffle tickets for an original Jacalyn Beam painting specifically created for this event. A percentage of art sales will help fulfill the auxiliary’s annual pledge to Paoli Hospital.

“Last year’s art show was incredibly well-received by all who attended, and we look forward to another great turnout this year,” said Paoli Hospital Auxiliary President Carol Rabe Palmer. “We are pleased to present the beautiful work of regional, national and international artists as we host a lovely evening at Liseter. We welcome everyone in our community to join us for an evening that will support a truly worthwhile cause.”

Proceeds from last year’s art show supported the auxiliary’s pledge to help provide funding to equip two new operating rooms and upgrade the existing 14 rooms. More than 8,500 surgeries took place at Paoli Hospital in fiscal year 2017, and covered a full array of surgical specialties.

For more information about the Fine Art Show or to purchase tickets for the Opening Night Gala, please call 484.565.1380, email or visit

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 Paoli Hospital

Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 231-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. Paoli has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–17, and was ranked as high performing in the following Common Core specialty areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Paoli is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” and Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals® for providing superior patient care, and has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff.


Bridget Therriault
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