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Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health Hosts Art Exhibit

Exhibit Features Georgia Artists with Disabilities

MACON, GA (Wednesday, May 18, 2016) - An award-winning art exhibit is currently on display at Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent (RHNH) through May 25. The exhibit features 46 award-winning pieces from disabled Georgia artists, including nine artists from central Georgia.

RHNH is located at 3351 Northside Drive in Macon. The public is invited to view the exhibit May 5-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A reception for featured local artists will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Media and the public are cordially invited to attend this reception.

“Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent is pleased to host this exhibit for Macon and central Georgia to enjoy. We seek to help our community better understand disability, and work daily with individuals to overcome adversity and achieve the highest quality of life possible. This exhibit displays each artist's triumph over setbacks,” said Darren Pearce, Chief Administrator Officer, of RHNH.

The exhibit - which includes painting, photography, pottery, mosaics, textiles and other media - marks the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc.'s 31st Annual Statewide Tour. Featured artists from central Georgia include:

  • Ernest (Sonny) Bartlett of Fort Valley, Best of Show for the acrylic “Dream Weaver: a Return to Glory” and Distinguished Merit for the acrylic “Impact.”
  • Phillip Bushey of Macon, Honorable Mention for the chalk pastel “Self Portrait.”
  • Steve Dotson of Milledgeville, Honorable Mention for the acrylic “Pulse Rhythm.”
  • Chris Duncan of Milledgeville, Honorable Mention for the photography “Nature.”.
  • Micah Goguen of Macon, Honorable Mention for the acrylic “Hope.”
  • Laura Howard of Milledgeville, Honorable Mention for the photography “Lazy Daisy.”
  • Jimmy Maine of Warner Robins, Best of Show for the acrylic “Morning Song.”
  • Richard Scarborough of Milledgeville, Honorable Mention for the acrylic “Rotary.”
  • Jory Woods of Milledgeville, Distinguished Merit for the watercolor “CAT.”

“Georgia Artists with Disabilities continues to be an avenue that allows hundreds of disabled artists to achieve recognition and commercial opportunities for their unique pieces of art. We're proud to be an advocate for the disabled in communities across Georgia and honored to put their art on display every year for the public to see and enjoy,” said Ann Brooks, Chairperson of Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc.

The nine-city tour kicked off in Conyers in October 2015 and will conclude in Douglasville in July 2016.