A special exhibit of artwork from functional impairment patients at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) makes its debut at the Hotel Chicago West Loop.
The special exhibit of more than 30 pieces of artwork from patients participating in Shirley Ryan’s Art Therapy programs is featured in the boutique hotel’s cultural gallery, The Annex, and will be on display until September 2019.
In addition to The Annex being opened to the general public (not just to hotel guests) for daily tours, whenever a guestroom is booked at Hotel Chicago West Loop with the special code “ANNEX,” 10% of the regular room rate gets donated to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Art Therapy programs, according to a media release from Hotel Chicago West Loop.
“This latest partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab not only gives dimension to our cultural programming, it serves as a platform for inspirational members of our society,” says Jean-Luc Laramie, general manager of the Hotel Chicago West Loop.
Art Therapy at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab leverages the creative process to help improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of patients. Individual and group sessions, led by a board-certified art therapist, promote functional independence by facilitating a mind-body connection, reducing stress and anxiety, and encouraging self-expression. All 10 featured artists who are on display at The Annex | Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Showcase have survived a range of catastrophic injuries and complex conditions, from spinal cord and brain injuries to rare mobility disorders and paralysis, the release explains.
“Art therapy helps inspire our patients during the road to recovery,” shares Laura Ferrio, MBA, MSN, RN, chief advancement officer and president of the Keystone Board at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, per the release.
“Through the process, we unearth incredible artistry. It’s a privilege to collaborate with a local partner like Hotel Chicago West Loop, which is committed to sharing the work of emerging artists. The opportunity to display our patients’ creativity is both welcome and powerful.”
[Source(s): Hotel Chicago West Loop, PRWeb]