With over eighty art work submissions this year, the 5th annual Multiple Sclerosis Center Art Show was, again, a great success. Held at the Seattle Center Armory this past weekend, the exhibit showcased art work created by MS patients, family, friends, and members of the community affected by the disease. This event is held each year to provide community and regional awareness about MS and to provide an opportunity for those affected to express themselves through art. Displayed on white walls and under glass vitrines, artists showcased paintings, collages, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, poetry, graphics, and photography among other multi-media compositions. As always, the show is free and art work is welcomed from all individuals of all ability levels in the Pacific Northwest. Participants need not be a patient of Swedish, merely influenced or touched by Multiple Sclerosis.
Although a lifelong disease, the event hopes to convey that multiple sclerosis (MS) is not life-ending. Resources are available to support patients and their families. The Swedish MS Center goes beyond health care to assist people living with MS and related neurological conditions and to help them achieve their highest level of well-being.
Following the exhibit was an artist meet and greet where participants had the opportunity to socialize with other artists and discuss their work in more detail. A raffle for prizes graciously donated by local businesses concluded the evening.
Although the event is not a fundraiser, generous donors make this exhibit possible each year. Thank you to those who contributed to this exhibit; your generosity in supporting our cause is sincerely appreciated. Thank you to the participants of this year’s Art Show. As always, the art work submitted is beautiful, thought-provoking, dynamic, and wonderfully diverse. Your creativity touched and impressed all who walked through the exhibit. We are looking forward to next year!
For more information regarding the MS Center Art Show and pictures of artists and their work, please visit www.swedish.org/msartshow.