Works by artists with dis­abil­i­ties ex­hib­ited in Art Abil­ity

Col­lec­tion of Bryn Mawr Re­hab Hospi­tal’s Art Abil­ity Ex­hi­bi­tion on loan at The Her­itage

The Southern Berks News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Her­itage of Green Hills in Shillington in­vites the pub­lic to a free open­ing re­cep­tion of an ex­hi­bi­tion of art cre­ated by artists with dis­abil­i­ties.

The re­cep­tion will be held at the com­mu­nity on Fri­day, Jan. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The Her­itage is lo­cated at 200 Tran­quil­ity Lane, just off Mor­gan­town Road/Route 10. Wine and cheese will be served.

The works of art are on loan from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of Bryn Mawr Re­hab Hospi­tal’s Art Abil­ity in­ter­na­tional, ju­ried ex­hi­bi­tion of art cre­ated by artists with phys­i­cal, cog­ni­tive, visual and hear­ing dis­abil­i­ties.

Art Abil­ity is held an­nu­ally at Bryn Mawr Re­hab Hospi­tal in Malvern. This is the ex­hi­bi­tion’s 23rd year. It is the coun­try’s largest in­ter­na­tional, ju­ried ex­hi­bi­tion and sale of works cre­ated by artists with dis­abil­i­ties.

Dee Gor­den, a res­i­dent of The Her­itage, was in­stru­men­tal in found­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion in 1996 when she chaired a Bryn Mawr Re­hab com­mit­tee charged with de­vis­ing a way to sup­port dis­abled artists. Gor­den also has served on Bryn Mawr Re­hab’s board of di­rec­tors, board of trus­tees, Foun­da­tion board and vol­un­teer

as­so­ci­a­tion board. She has been wheel­chair-bound due to po­lio for more than 60 years.

To­day, Dee is 94 years old. She has been wheel­chair-bound since 1954 when she con­tracted po­lio. At the time, she was preg­nant with the third of her four chil­dren. For the past 60 years, Dee has re­mained ac­tive rais­ing a fam­ily and vol­un­teer­ing her time, par­tic­u­larly at Bryn Mawr Re­hab where she served on the hospi­tal’s board of di­rec­tors, board of trus­tees, Foun­da­tion board and as a vol­un­teer in the hospi­tal’s recre­ation-ther­apy de­part­ment.

Cut Pa­per Col­lage “Trees” by Sri­har­sha Sukla, Cat­tuck, In­dia.

Silkscreen and Photo In­taglio “Yel­low Nurse Says Bed Up” by Judy Bird, Grass Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia.

Color Wood­cut “Bra­chiosaurus” by Harry Tay­lor, Og­den, Utah

Mixed Me­dia on Pa­per “Bur­re­al­ism” by John Burr, Spring­vale, Maine.

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