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Heritage of Green Hills Hosts Reception at Opening of Exhibition of Works by Artists with Disabilities

from Heritage of Green Hills

Jan 07, 2019

The art is on loan from the permanent collection of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability Exhibition of art created by artists with physical and cognitive disabilities. A Heritage resident, who has been wheelchair-bound for 64 years, was instrumental in founding the annual exhibition in 1996.

SHILLINGTON, Pa. – The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community 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, January 11 from 3:00 p.m. 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, Pa. 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.

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