Tuesday, April 17, 2007

44th Annual Sister Kinney International Art Show by Artists with Disabilities

Many Spectrum Artists are participating again this year in the Sister Kinney International Art Show by Artists with Disabilities. This is a great oppurtunity to view and purchase an amazing array of artwork from artists all over the world.

The 2007 Sister Kinney International Art Show by Artists with Disabilities will run April 19 through May 18 on the second floor of the Sister Kenny Building of Abbott Northwestern Hospital at 800 E. 28th Street in Minneapolis. Click her for a map.

A grand opening event for the art show will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 5-8pm. The opening night reception is an opportunity to meet many of the artists, and view and purchase artwork.

“The art show is a long-standing tradition of which we are very proud,” said Lori Knutson, executive director, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. “Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s mission is about helping individuals progress towards their personal best and our art show is an extension of that -- highlighting the abilities of those who experience physical or mental limitations.”Knutson also noted that Abbott Northwestern Hospital has a permanent art collection from past shows, which has grown over the years and includes approximately 350 pieces of art, including nearly 200 pieces of art on display in the hospital.

Approximately one-quarter of the art show entries are sold each year, with 75 percent of the proceeds going to benefit the individual artists.
*Artwork shown was Lynnda Jones award winning piece from last years Sister Kinney exhibit.

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