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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is “Making Waves, Movement, and Motion” with Artist Spotlight Series in November

MEDIA, PA (November 1, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in November with the exhibit “Making Waves, Movement, and Motion” featuring work in drawing and painting in multiple media by artists from the Center for Creative Works. The display, which runs from November 1 to November 30, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors all month long. Additionally, there will be an reception on Monday, November 7 at 1 pm, followed by a reception. The Center for Creative Works is a unique, arts-based vocational program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  With a full art studio, ceramic workshop, wood shop and printmaking shop, artists are given an atmosphere to use new materials and learn art making skills and techniques.  The program provides tools for participants to develop valuable artistic skills, but interpersonal skills as well.  Artists are encouraged to build portfolios, and exhibit and sell their work.   “We are honored to have this exhibit featured in our Artist Spotlight series,” said Linda Sterthous, Executive Director of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line.  “We love the idea of the art not only being of value visually, but knowing that the creation of each piece is therapeutic in nature to the artist, makes it even more special.” The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program has since grown into a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a seat at the reception on November 7th, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@wel.org. About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,450 residents with more than 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line to “Get into Photography” with Artist Spotlight Series in October

This month’s Artist Spotlight Series features local photographer Brette Husar who will display her works and talk about “Getting into Photography” MEDIA, PA (September 29, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in October with Brette Husar’s exhibit. The display, which runs from September 30 through October 29, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors, and includes a reception and discussion on “Getting into Photography” on Thursday, October 20, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. Husar has been a fan of photography since her first middle school class in Southern California.  She uses her digital camera, as well as old-fashioned film cameras to capture images from simple, every day beauty to exotic locations.  She began showing in 2013 and has most recently been named a Merit Award winner in Black & White magazine’s August 2016 issue. “We are pleased to welcome Brette and her works to WEL” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. “We hope that her talk may inspire some of our residents to dust off their old cameras and rekindle an old hobby!” The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program has since grown into a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a spot at the artist workshop on October 20th, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@wel.org. About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,450 residents with more than 1,100 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Explores “Bold and Free Watercolors” with Artist Spotlight Series in August

Newest Artist Spotlight Series features Priscilla Bohlen, and includes a hands-on workshop for residents and community members MEDIA, PA (August 10th, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in August with Priscilla Bohlen’s exhibit. The display, which runs from August 1st to September 28th, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors, and will include an exclusive workshop led by Bohlen on August 11th at 1:00 pm addressing “Bold and Free Blending Watercolors”. Bohlen is a professional visual artist who works on canvas using acrylic paint, with resist and mediums. She acquired her BFA from the Moore College of Art and studied fine art at the graduate level at CW Post College (now known as LIU Post). Bohlen then moved to the Philadelphia area and began painting scenes of the Schuylkill in oil.  But more recently, she has focused on abstracts with acrylic. “Our residents have been enjoying the monthly artist spotlight for years” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. “But this one is particularly exciting because residents and members of the community have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop side by side with the featured artist.” The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program has since grown into a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a spot at the artist workshop on August 11th, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@wel.org. About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,450 residents with more than 1,100 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Explores “The Artist at Ridley Creek State Park” with Artist Spotlight Series in July

Newest Artist Spotlight Series features Tish Mayo’s water color paintings of Ridley Creek State Park MEDIA, PA (July 5, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in July with Tish Mayo’s “The Artist at Ridley Creek State Park” exhibit. The display, which runs from July 2 to July 31, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors all month long. Additionally, there will be an exclusive one-night-only wine reception on Monday, July 18th at 6:30 pm followed by a lecture by Mayo 7:00 pm. Tish Mayo lives in the "Mill Dam Cottage" in the beautiful Ridley Creek State Park, where she paints the charming historic buildings. Rich with personal and community history, Mayo fell in love with the area growing up on her family farm adjacent to the park, and looks back fondly on stories her grandmother, once a teacher in the schoolhouse on the property, would tell of the park. In the mid 60's Mayo returned to the park and rented one of the houses in Sycamore Mills, where she began this painting collection. Eventually she moved away from the park and did not return until retiring in 2006, once again continuing her paintings. She has sold hundreds of these works that are now currently displayed in collections all over the United States and Europe. “It’s interesting to see the development and change in Tish’s perspective over time,” said Linda Sterthous, Executive Director of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line.  “She brings to light how the area, as well as her view of the surroundings has grown.  Many of our residents are local and have fond, relatable memories of the park.” The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program has since grown into a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a seat at the exclusive wine reception on July 18th, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@wel.org. About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,450 residents with more than 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Explores “Painting the Poetry of the Bible” with Artist Spotlight Series in June

Newest Artist Spotlight Series features Rhoda Ryba’s Mixed Media collection inspired by the Hebrew Bible MEDIA, PA (June 2, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in June with Rhoday Ryba’s “Painting the Poetry of the Bible” exhibit. The display, which runs from June 3 to June 30, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors all month long, and will include an exclusive one-night-only reception and lecture on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 pm. Ryba is retired from a 30+ year career in hospital and healthcare organization management, and is a lifelong student of the Bible.  She has learned and taught the principles of the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings, and the inspiration for living that she finds there.  Her mixed media/collage work imbeds Jewish saying and Biblical word and phrases into symbolic abstract illustrations of the deeply meaningful messages that move her. “Many of our residents here at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line believe in the Jewish faith and will appreciate the symbolic abstract illustrations that this exhibit displays” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. “Because we have become an interfaith community, our non-Jewish residents enjoy learning new things and have enjoyed being educated and introduced to another culture.” The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program has since grown into a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a seat at the exclusive reception on June 6, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@wel.org.   # # # About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,450 residents with more than 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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