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Penn Foundation Partners with Indian Valley Library for 7th Annual 'Recovery Art and Poetry Show and Sale'

Penn Foundation

Saturday, May 10, 2014 • 12:00pm

Penn Foundation has partnered with the Indian Valley Library for its 7th Annual Recovery Art and Poetry Show and Sale.

For the entire month of May, the Indian Valley Library will display artwork and poetry created by individuals from Bucks and Montgomery Counties who are recovering from mental illness or addictions.  All artwork will be displayed in the non-fiction area.

On Friday, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be a reception featuring a meet-and-greet with the artists and poetry readings from this year’s submissions.

“The Recovery Art and Poetry Show offers a wonderful opportunity to change people’s perceptions of mental illness and addiction, “ said Lisa Dembrosky, art show coordinator and operations coordinator for Penn Foundation’s Wellspring Clubhouse. “It is a chance for the community to see that individuals in recovery are so much more than their illnesses; they are artists, creators, even visionaries.”

“The Indian Valley Library is happy to work with Penn Foundation in presenting this art show,” said Library Director Linda Beck. “With 700 to 900 people coming into the library every day, having an art show from Penn Foundation is a great way to let our community see what recovery in art is all about. The community is very supportive of Penn Foundation, and I’m sure interest in this special program will be high.”

Artwork and poetry can be viewed during regular library hours. Visit www.ivpl.org for hours and directions.

For more information about the show and sale, contact Lisa Dembrosky at 215-257-4760 or ldembrosky@pennfoundation.org.

About Penn Foundation

Since its founding in 1955, Penn Foundation’s mission has been to instill hope, inspire change, and build community.  The not-for-profit organization provides a wide-range of compassionate, responsive, and innovative services that address the mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability needs of the community. With a strong belief in the healing power of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit , Penn Foundation partners with more than 10,000 individuals and families each year, helping them to realize their fullest emotional, physical, and spiritual health. For more information, visit our website atwww.PennFoundation.org.

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