Kick-Off to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s 19th Annual Art Ability a Success

Art Ability artistsMore
than 400 people enjoyed the creative works of 168 artists with physical
and cognitive disabilities at the opening reception for Bryn
Mawr Rehab Hospital
’s 19th Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale on
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Guests mingled with more than 50 of the
exhibiting artists and made their purchases before the exhibition opened
to the public the next day.

Presenting sponsor, Aramark, provided a savory mix of delicious passed
hors d’oeuvres while food stations included treats such as sushi, crab
meat quesadillas, Mediterranean tapas and a dessert bar tempted guest
with chocolate covered strawberries and baby cheesecakes. A small jazz
ensemble added to the festive mood.

Close to 125 pieces of art, jewelry and sculpture sold during the
reception. The sale of art and jewelry at the 19th Annual Art Ability
Preview Reception ensures that artists will receive more than $32,000 in
commissions from opening night. A percentage of the funds raised through
the sale of artwork support Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s
nationally-recognized rehabilitation programs while 80 percent of the
sale goes directly to the artist.

This year’s 12-week exhibition and sale features over 450 pieces of art
by 168 artists from 28 states and 4 foreign countries and includes works
on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, jewelry, metalwork and
more. The exhibition and sale will be on display throughout the
corridors of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, at 414 Paoli Pike in Malvern,
through January 25, 2015. The exhibition is free and open daily to the
public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Artwork is available for purchase by
calling the Art Ability Office at 484.596.5607.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability is a year-round showcase and
celebration of art by artists with disabilities. As the country’s
largest, international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts
created by artists with cognitive, physical, hearing and visual
disabilities, Art Ability offers a unique and accessible venue for
artists with disabilities to display and sell their work. In addition to
supporting Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s vision and mission to advocate for
those with disabilities in our community, Art Ability provides community
outreach and education; a corporate art acquisition program; and a
permanent collection at the hospital where art is incorporated into
therapy.

To learn more about Art Ability, visit
our website
.