Baltimore, MD (PressExposure) January 19, 2012 -- Local artist Stephanie Levine and her mother, Maddie, will be honored at the Hadassah Medical Center's 6th annual CELL-A-BRATE event on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. The Hadassah Medical Center [http://www.hadassah.org/site/pp.asp?c=8gLNKYMBLmI2F&b=7876913] pioneers stem cell research to improve and potentially cure the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases and conditions. The Hadassah Medical Center [http://www.hadassah.org/site/pp.asp?c=8gLNKYMBLmI2F&b=7876913] created the CELL-A-BRATE event to help raise awareness and funds for the significant costs associated with stem cell research.
Stephanie Levine is a Baltimore, MD based artist, producing mixed media works that incorporates crayons and pastels into her paintings. Hadassah [http://www.hadassah.org/site/pp.asp?c=8gLNKYMBLmI2F&b=7876913] chose Ms. Levine because of her significant achievements as a person with a disability. Although Stephanie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and has been wheelchair bound her entire life, she has lived an active life, first working for Marriott, then as a volunteer at Port Discovery, and most recently as an artist.
Although Stephanie has always loved art, she originally doubted her ability. It wasn't until her life coach, Ilyse Delanoy, had her work with an art therapist that Ms. Levine began creating work consistently. Since then, she lives by her motto, "You can't stop me now!" She has created 15 new mixed media paintings since May 2011. Some of Stephanie's work is reminiscent of the style of one of her favorite artists, Vincent van Gogh. Her creations reflect her creative, warm, and adventurous personality. Stephanie has her work reproduced onto notecards.
Stephanie donates all the proceeds from the sales of her cards to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a Baltimore, MD based organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and brain disorders. When asked why she donates all of her proceeds to Kennedy Krieger, Stephanie responded, "I started going there when I was very young because I was born with Cerebral Palsy and have been seen there for a very long time. Dr. Sadowsky is my doctor there and she really cares about me and I want to give back to them as a thank you."
In addition to painting, Stephanie is passionate about helping others and loves music. Her goals are to live an independent life, to be on TV, and to inspire other people with disabilities to express their personalities and expand their capabilities through art.
To get more information about meeting Stephanie Levine at the Hadassah Medical Center [http://www.hadassah.org/site/pp.asp?c=8gLNKYMBLmI2F&b=7876913]'s upcoming CELL-A-BRATE event and to donate to this worthy organization, call (410) 484-9590 or go to their website at: http://www.baltimore.hadassah.org. Art lovers who are interested in purchasing Stephanie's art notecards can write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on her Facebook fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/PaintPrintsbyStephanie
Stephanie Levine is a Baltimore, MD based artist, producing mixed media works that incorporates crayons and pastels into her paintings. As a talented artist diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and having been wheelchair bound her entire life, Stephanie is passionate about helping others with disabilities express themselves through art.