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Art Gallery Hosts 3rd Annual CareLink Art Exhibition

White Tree by Francesca D' Amico

The Widener University Art Gallery will host the 3rd Annual CareLink Art Exhibition, highlighting the many gifted artists involved with CareLink programs, from October 25 to November 26.

CareLink has a long history of providing a range of arts programming to build communities through art and create an appreciation of the arts among people with mental illness. The programs are supported by generous funding from Pennsylvania Council on Arts.

CareLink was founded in 1959 in Landsowne, Pa. to provide people living with mental illness a progressive alternative to the revolving door of hospital care. CareLink’s philosophy is that people with disabilities can live, work and participate in the community with independence if they have caring support and help learning essential skills. The organization’s services embody the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation which promote achievable outcomes, community integration and highly individualized care. CareLink serves more than 800 adults in 28 community programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

The gallery will host a reception for the exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 29.  

The Widener University Art Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and.  The gallery will be closed Saturday, August 31 in recognition of Labor Day.

The gallery is located in UniversityCenter on the Chester Campus of Widener University, on 14th Street between Walnut Street and Melrose Avenue. For more information, contact the Widener University Art Gallery at 610-499-1189 or visit the gallery website at

Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,000 students. Widener is proud to be a tobacco-free university. Visit the university’s website,