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Speech-Language and Hearing Center hosting Verve Vertu Art Studio exhibit
04-11-13

'Tree of Wisdom' will be on display beginning May 2.
The Misericordia Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Department will host a reception to introduce the works of artists from Verve Vertu Art Studio on display in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center. The free reception will be held Thursday, May 2 from 5-8 p.m. on the 2nd floor of John J. Passan Hall, Lake Street, Dallas Borough. Reservations are recommended. The exhibit will remain on display through April 2014.

The rotating art collection is entitled “Exceptional Art – Exceptional Artists” and features the works of artists from the Deutsch Institute’s Verve Vertu Art Studio. The Deutsch Institute offers recreational and leisure activities to people with a wide range of disabilities. The university has a special relationship with many of the artists, because a number of them attend therapy sessions at the Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Misericordia University.

The collection includes many individual works as well as the special multi-media piece, “Tree of Wisdom,” which was created by the artists of Verve Vertu. It will be added to the permanent art collection in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Misericordia University. Sponsors for the event include Bartolai Winery, Earl & Sedor Photographic, igourmet, and Coca Cola Refreshments.

“We are enjoying the third year of having this exceptional artwork on display throughout our center,” said Adina Rosenthal, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P., the clinical supervisor of the Speech-Language and Hearing Center. “We are proud to be able to showcase the works of these exceptional individuals who demonstrate many of the communication needs that are similar to those of the clients we serve at the Speech-Language and Hearing Center.”

The artists who will have works on display include Victoria Brown, Swoyersville, Pa.; Jen Carey, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Patrick Cleary, Dallas, Pa.; Roxanne Cross, Hanover Township, Pa.; Eric Dodson, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Erin Dougherty, Dallas, Pa.; Pam Gregory, Kingston, Pa.; Jeannie Hammerbacher, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Michael Hungarter, Kingston, Pa.; Lauren Jones, White Haven, Pa.; Shaun Lambert, Pittston, Pa.; Kayla Morgan, Eynon, Pa.; Josh Schlegel, Hanover Township, Pa.; Patty Spellman, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Billy Sukus, Dallas, Pa.; Elizabeth Thomas, Forty Fort, Pa.; Karen Trzcinski, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Jeremy Vandermark, Kingston, Pa.; Selena Waters, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Lisa Zavada, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and Edward Zebrowski, Laflin, Pa.

The exhibit is open free to the public during regular business hours of the Speech-Language and Hearing Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations for the free reception can be made by contacting Michelle Donato at (570) 674-8255 or mdonato@misericordia.edu.

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“Tree of Wisdom,” a mixed media piece created by the artists of Verve Vertu Center of the Deutsch Institute, is one of the art works in the Exceptional Art – Exceptional Artists exhibit that will go on display during a special reception on Thursday, May 2 from 5-8 p.m. in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Misericordia University. The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of John J. Passan Hall, in the Misericordia College of Health Sciences, 100 Lake St., Dallas, Pa.