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8th Annual ArtFutura Benefit Exhibition and Art Sale for Art Therapy at RIC

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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is hosting its 8th annual ArtFutura exhibition at Portals Gallery in River North this year, and tonight is the closing party.  If you have not yet attended, tonight is the night to mingle with other party guests, as well as patients from RIC.  Proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Art Therapy program. Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in the creation of art is healing and life-enhancing - making a difference in the lives of people with physical disabilities. Patient artwork is also on view as part of the exhibition.

The exhibition features work by 150 emerging and established artists, and James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago served as juror. This year's exhibition theme is 'Ability.'

The Closing Night Award Party on Thursday, May 20, will include music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, artwork for sale, and artists' awards will be announced and granted. Tickets will be available at the door.

For future reference, check the RIC's website in early 2011 for the call for artists for next year's event, or contact Eric Horner at ehorner@ric.org for more information.

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