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Philadelphia Chapter Event

Pop Up! X-Ray Artistry

Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:00 AM - Noon
Location: Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Contact: Jean Brubaker

Susan Summerton, a diagnostic radiologist, turns ordinary medical X-rays into original works of art that connect patients and doctors to their shared humanity. It took her nearly 20 years to collect all of the letters in the X-ray alphabet before she could begin the process of creating these unique pieces. 

Join us as we learn about the science behind how the diagnostic images are made and how Summerton’s art is created. She will discuss how the art connects us with our shared humanity, and helps reduce anxiety for those undergoing medical procedures and trying to navigate the medical world.

Summerton graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1988. She has practiced radiology in the greater Philadelphia area for 25 years and has been an educator for most of her career.

Her art has been sold throughout the United States and internationally and is in private and public collections. The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia currently has two of her pieces on sale.

The talk will be followed by Q&A and discussion over complimentary tea and coffee. Attendees are free to mingle with the speaker and spend time visiting the Institute.

Even though there is no cost for this event, please be sure to register so that we know you are coming.  This will assist us in announcing plans and helping TTN attendees to sit together, if they wish.
For questions and more information, contact Jean Brubaker