Blossom Philadelphia to Host 2nd Annual Strokes of Genius Art Auction at Historic Legacy House in Chestnut Hill on November 9

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Using A.R.T. (Artistic Realization Technologies), a person who cannot walk, talk, or use their hands can make exacting, sophisticated, consequential decisions that result in works of art that can stand on their own in the best art gallery

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Showcasing artists who quite honestly don’t often get the chance to standout for their talent… is priceless!” said Blossom Philadelphia’s VP of Development, Michele Toy.

On Thursday, November 9, Blossom Philadelphia, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, will host its 2nd Annual Strokes of Genius Art Auction. This evening event of live and silent auctions, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, catered by The Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe, will be held at their historic Legacy House, the original Chestnut Hill Quaker Meetinghouse, on Blossom Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill campus at 102 East Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

Blossom Philadelphia's A.R.T. program 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. It allows artists unable to hold a brush in the traditional way to tap into their creativity and create beautiful and original works of art. By having full creative autonomy for the first time, users not only find personal liberation, but allow everyone to see who they really are, to see the life trapped within.

“Raising money through this art auction allows us to expand our program so more people with disabilities can experience this unique technology, but this night is all about the artists! Showcasing artists who quite honestly don’t often get the chance to standout for their talent… is priceless!” said Blossom Philadelphia’s VP of Development, Michele Toy.

Using this laser technology, people with severe physical challenges can create beautiful works of art. Jaime, one of Blossom Philadelphia’s artists, used laser technology to create this one of a kind painting.

Proceeds benefit Blossom Philadelphia programs and services to help serve children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities.

To learn more about the 2nd Annual Strokes of Genius Art Auction or to buy your tickets now, please visit http://www.blossomphiladelphia.org or call 215-242-4200 x289.

About Blossom 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, Blossom Philadelphia, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, 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.

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