Art Show to Feature Works by 13 local artists who have MS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 4 Art Show to Feature Works by Local Artists with MS

The first community-wide MS Art Show, featuring various works of 13 individuals with multiple sclerosis, is 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 4, in the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. The free event, which is open to the public, is co-hosted by the Anna Yoder MS Fund at Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne and by Turnstone.

Attendees can meet and talk to the artists and tour Turnstone’s accessible fitness center, warm water pool and 75,000 square-foot fieldhouse.

At 5:45 p.m., a panel discussion will take place with several artist participants on how art is enhancing their lives and helping them live with MS. Following the panel discussion, a short presentation will be given by Dr. Jimmy Yen, who leads the MS research team at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne.

Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are encouraged by calling Jennifer Boen, director of the Anna Yoder MS Fund, at (260) 481-0577 or emailing her at jboen@iu.edu.

The Anna Yoder MS Fund, established in 2013 through the estate gift of Florabelle Yoder of Fort Wayne, supports MS research, education and outreach services in northeast Indiana to individuals and their communities impacted by multiple sclerosis.

Founded in 1943, Turnstone’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing comprehensive services and programs. 

Location: Turnstone Plassman Athletic Center, 3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Cost: FREE

Contact Information

Jennifer Boen: 260-481-0577; or (cell) 413-3005 | jboen@iu.edu