United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia to Auction Artwork Created with Laser Technology

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UCP's upcoming event will feature 12 of its artists living with physical disabilities who have created artwork through laser technology

United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia’s (UCP) upcoming event is not your average art auction. On November 3, UCP will feature 12 artists living with physical disabilities, who have found independence through its Art Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) program.

UCP’s Inaugural Strokes of Genius A.R.T. Auction will showcase 12 paintings created by artists with severe physical challenges using Art Realization Technologies – a technique which uses a laser and non-verbal cues to let the artist direct the process from the size of the brush to each and every paint stroke on the canvas. A.R.T. artists unable to hold a brush in the traditional way, can tap into their creativity and create beautiful and original works of art.

One of UCP’s featured artists, Rynell Townsend, has found his creative side with the A.R.T. program because of the control and independence it allows him to have. Rynell enjoys working with large pieces of canvas and experimenting with different types of brush strokes. He also likes to use colors that are inspired by nature and the forest. Rynell says that he would like his art to bring out creativity in others. “I want people to come up with their own stories of what they see in the painting”, said Rynell. “I feel like because I can do this art, I can do anything.”

Hosted at Freeman’s Auction House on Chestnut Street in Center City, guests, sponsors, the UCP organization and community, will enjoy the auction catered by Jose Garces and be able to meet the artists while bidding for one of their masterpieces.

To learn more about UCP’s Strokes of Genius A.R.T. Auction, please visit http://www.ucpphila.org or call 215-242-4200 x208.


About UCP of Philadelphia
In 1946, six parents from Philadelphia came together to make a better life for their children who had been born with cerebral palsy. These parents believed their children deserved more out of life and together, set out to change the lives of people with disabilities. Today, United Cerebral Palsy currently provides programs and services to people with a variety of physical, developmental, hearing, visual and speech impairments including autism, traumatic brain injury, Down Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, intellectual disabilities, or any physical condition that severely limits an individual’s independent functioning. http://www.ucpphila.org

About Artistic Realization Technologies
The nonprofit A.R.T. Artistic Realization Technologies, based in Princeton NJ, has created technologies, studio programming, and training that empowers those who lack the articulate use of their hands to gain perfect individual control of the art-making process. http://www.artrealization.org

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