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Project Rembrandt '89.

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We didn't think it could get better, but each year it does! Project Rembrandt '89, housed at the highly prestigious IBM Gallery of Science and Art from May 23 to June 3, was a spectacular exhibit of some 92 pieces by 23 artists with multiple sclerosis. Works ranged from the delicate images of Diana Lucas-Hindes executed in the style of Japanese hang a wood cuts to Thomas Hollender's massive mixed media creations which remind you of chunks of asphalt ripped from city streets.

The two-week exhibit, acclaimed for its professionalism and seen by about 20,000 visitors, opened with a private gala reception on May 22. Some 500 guests and all 23 exhibiting artists were present.

It was an auspicious beginning to what we hope will be a most auspicious year of touring. Four travel sites are already set: Sept. 11-Oct. 8, CCB Gallery, Durham, North Carolina, under auspices of Eastern North Carolina Chapter; Oct. 28-Nov. 4, Civic Memorial Auditorium, Fargo, North Dakota, sponsored by the Dakota Chapter; Dec. 1-15, Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas, South-Central and Western Kansas Chapter; and Jan. 10-31, 1990, Hauser Art Center at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, sponsored by the Greater Illinois Chapter.

The National office is working with its chapters to further expand the tour so that Project Rembrandt's message--that disability is not synonymous with inability--can reach as many people across the nation as possible.

"We are grateful to Chemical Bank, IBM and a number of private donors for their support," said co-chairs Lowell Nesbitt and Katherine Goldsmith. "Their generosity permits us to further achieve Project Rembrandt's aims without diverting essential funds from research and services."

If you are an artist with MS and want more information about the program, write to Project Rembrandt, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 205 East 42nd St., New York, New York 10017-5706.
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Date:Jun 22, 1989
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