ARTsistersThis fall, Salus University will host ARTsisters for a bold, thought-provoking art exhibition, combining colorful brushstrokes with an optometric spin.  The show, inventively named “VISIONARY”, fuses fine art with imagery centered on the sense of sight.
 
ARTsisters, founded in December 2005, is a group of 26 professional female artists who empower each other and the community through their artwork.  Sharing resources and offering support to each other, members now have individual and group exhibitions scheduled across the Philadelphia region for the next year. Their mission is to unite, support, and encourage members in the creative process, as well as share artistic energy within the community through exhibitions, workshops, and art donations.

The “VISIONARY” exhibition will be on display at the Hafter Student Center on the campus of Salus University from October 4 through November 9.  The showing will kick off on Thursday, October 6 at 4:30pm with a lecture titled “Vision and Perception in Art” presented by ARTsister Elynne Rosenfeld and Dr. Lynne Greenspan, assistant professor at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  An opening reception will also be held on Sunday, October 9 from 1-3pm. Both events will be held at the Hafter Student Center, located at 50 Breyer Drive in Elkins Park, PA.

ARTsisters has generously agreed to donate 20% of sales from their month-long exhibition to the University’s tenth annual “Looking Out for Kids” charity fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016.  The “Looking Out for Kids” vision care initiative provides comprehensive vision exams and eyeglasses to uninsured and underinsured children in the Philadelphia area. In addition, ARTsisters has kindly donated silent auction items for the event, including matted original drawings, paintings, and monotypes.