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April 2, 2005 to May 1, 2005

Artisans with Parkinson’s: A Juried Exhibition of Fine Art and Crafts

Satellite Gallery
Rittenhouse Hotel
210 W. Rittenhouse, Third Floor

Coinciding with International Parkinson’s Month, members of the Parkinson’s Council will sponsor an exhibition of works by artists from the Philadelphia region. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday April 2 and will include works of all media juried by a selective panel of established artists and arts professionals from the area.

Program Coordinator of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, Suzanne Reichwein, is working with volunteers who are members of The Parkinson’s Council in producing a variety of events in the area throughout the year to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and the fact there is no known cause or cure at this time. The goal of the Parkinson’s Council is to increase awareness of the disease and the effort being made to combat it. Through this juried exhibition of work of artists with Parkinson’s, it is hoped that a stronger community will grow among those battling the disease and their loved ones, as well as the many working in the field of advocacy and service to patients. Funds for furthering research in new treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s will be raised through this event.

Reichwein further notes “The jurors and I are very excited about the creativity and caliber of work that has been selected for the exhibition in Philadelphia Art Alliance Satellite Gallery. “The creativity that is reflected in each of the pieces is breathtaking. This is a notable collection of a variety of media. This collection is inspiring when one reflects on the challenges that this disease presents to each artist both personally and professionally,” Jurors include Paulette Bensignor, nationally-renowned painter and printmaker, Emil DeJohn, Director of Fashion Career Placement at Drexel University, Johanna Goodman, acclaimed ceramicist and sculptor living and working in Philadelphia, and Libby Newman, former Director of the Ester M. Klein Gallery at University City Science Center.

Selected artists include: Du-Can Chan, Paul Coff, Joyce Coogan, Charles Domsky, Ruth Dipper, John Dullingham, Robin Fredenthal, Kathy Harris, Virginia Hummel, George Ivers, Rhina Kirshbaum, George Martz, Mary Mead, Richard Pryor, Nancy Tomlin, and Arlene Wolf.