Western National Parks Association Hosts MDA Art Collection Exhibit

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Western National Parks Association will display 14 selections from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Art Collection throughout the month of May.

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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.

The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Western National Parks Association Store, located at 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive, in Oro Valley, Ariz. For additional information, call (520) 622-6014.

The exhibit includes works in oil, watercolor, acrylics, mixed media, photographs and digital creations.

The MDA Art Collection was established in 1992 and showcases nearly 400 works by individuals from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and ranging in age from 2 to 84. The Collection highlights the creativity and achievements of artists young and old, emphasizing that physical disability is no barrier to creativity.

“The caliber of the work included in the Collection is quite impressive. The images are dynamic and the artists’ stories are compelling. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the Collection with the community,” said LouAnne Snyder, the store manager and art coordinator.

About Western National Parks Association

The Association makes the national park experience possible for everyone. In partnership with the National Park Service since 1938, WNPA advances education, interpretation, research and community engagement to ensure national parks are increasingly valued by all. As a nonprofit, WNPA works to connect people to the Western national park experience — and national park ideal — wherever they are. For more information, please visit wnpa.org.

About MDA

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases today affecting more than one million Americans. It does so by funding research, providing comprehensive health care and support services, and through advocacy and education.

In addition to funding more than 250 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters with progressive muscle diseases.

For more information, visit mda.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/MDAnational and Twitter @MDAnews.

-MDA-

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