FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 4, 2013 — The Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery of Florida will open the “Creativity Transcends Disability” art exhibit featuring artwork from the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 21st year, the Collection features artwork by people from across the country who are living with muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery, located at 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise, Fla., welcomes visitors to view the MDA exhibit beginning Thursday, April 11 through Friday, May 24. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibit is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Art Gallery on April 11.
The “Creativity Transcends Disability” exhibit includes artwork from individuals across the country affected by muscle disease. The goal of the exhibit is to focus attention on the achievements of artists with disabilities and to emphasize that physical disability is no barrier to creativity.
“The artwork showcased in this exhibit is a representation of the outstanding achievements of individuals living with muscle disease and their expression of life through art,” said MDA Executive Director Joanne Bowsman. “The true talents of these individuals will be on display for all to enjoy and to celebrate that creativity transcends disability.”
The MDA Art Collection was established in 1992 and showcases nearly 400 works by individuals from all 50 states. The Collection highlights the creativity and achievements of artists young and old with disabilities.
Selected art from the Collection has been exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art; Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center and the Forbes Collection in New York City; Chicago Public Library; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art; Los Angeles Children's Museum; Capital Children's Museum, Washington, D.C.; and many other sites.
For more information about the MDA “Creativity Transcends Disability” exhibit at the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery of Florida, contact the local MDA office in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 971-0123.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
In addition to funding more than 250 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters living with progressive muscle diseases.