Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital will hold its annual “Art for the View” event, a one-of-a-kind international exhibition featuring artworks by individuals from around the world who live with physical or mental disabilities, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday September 21, at River Stone Manor in Glenville. The event will also celebrate the 90th anniversary of Sunnyview.
This year’s Art for the View will feature an art exhibition of 51 selected works created by 29 artists. Nearly 300 entries were submitted for consideration from around the world. The works include watercolors, oil paintings, photographs, collages, and jewelry.
The collection will debut at Art for the View, and afterwards will be on display for public viewing at Sunnyview’s Viewpoint Gallery from September 26 through November 16.
Tickets for Art for the View may be purchased here, or by calling the contact the Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation at 518-382-4586. Proceeds from the event will benefit life-changing programs for patients at Sunnyview.
Sunnyview first launched an exhibition for artists with disabilities in 1999 as a way to celebrate the creativity and vision of individuals who live with disabilities. In 2011, the event was expanded to include works by artists worldwide.
Today, the international event inspires, encourages, and celebrates artists from around the world who were born with, or who have developed physical and cognitive disabilities, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, amputation, or blindness.
Also at the event, Sunnyview will celebrate its 90th anniversary and nine decades of decades of excellence in rehabilitation medicine. Speaking of Art for the View, Edward J. “Chip” Eisenman, vice president of Sunnyview, noted how Sunnyview opened in 1928 as a result of philanthropy, the inspired efforts of the Kiwanis Club and the Schenectady Fire Department to raise the funds necessary to build hospital.
“I wish to extend a special thanks to our patients and families, all of our donors, honorary committee members and sponsors, whose support truly helps us improve the lives of people with disabilities and the lives of their families,” Eisenman said. “Most importantly, I want to acknowledge the heart of Sunnyview: the talented physicians, nurses, therapists and staff – past and present – for their years of dedicated service to our patients, their families and the community. This team has and will continue to set the bar for quality care in rehabilitative medicine into our next 90 years.”
To lean more about Art for the View, visit: https://www.givetosunnyview.org/art-for-the-view/
To learn more about Sunnyview, visit: http://www.sphp.com/svh