St. John's Hospital Foundation will host an Art & Healing reception
on Tuesday, July 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the courtyard of the Professional
Office Building (POB) on the St. John’s Medical Center campus. The
event, which is free and open to the public, will showcase several curated
exhibits recently installed in the POB and offer the opportunity to hear
from the artists and organizations who are partnering with St. John's
Hospital Foundation on the new Art & Healing Program.
"Our goal is to work with community partners, such as individual
artists and the Center for the Arts, to create environments at the hospital
that welcome patients and facilitate wellness and positive clinical outcomes,"
said foundation vice president Jennifer Simon. "The feedback about
these contributions has been overwhelmingly positive."
The Art & Healing Program at the medical center is based on national
best practices that demonstrate the value of the arts in healing spaces.
The Art & Healing Program includes a permanent collection, curated
exhibits, music therapy, and storytelling as a therapeutic modality.
The July 19 event will focus primarily on the curated exhibits currently
on display in the hallways of the Professional Office Building. These
exhibits are the result of a partnership between the Foundation and The
Center for the Arts. “The Center is excited about this collaboration
– we are honored to be part of providing an artful and positive
experience to both patients and their families at the medical center,”
stated Carrie Richer, Art in Public Spaces Coordinator at The Center.
Current installations in the Professional Office Building include:
Alissa Davies’ 2015 exhibition, “Processing: Mother-Moment-Memory,”
is a diverse and electrifying inquiry into motherhood. Both colorful paintings
and neutral sculptural pieces make up the show that now animates the north
hallway of the Professional Building. Davies selected that hallway because
of its proximity to her pediatrician’s office, with the hope that
the artworks could continue to provide a personal connection for her and
other new parents. On view throughout 2016.
Artist Shannon Troxler’s show, "Neverland," would be incomplete
without a cast of characters to populate its shores. After all, it is
the characters of fiction that move us to tears, laughter and empathy.
She has included some of her favorite characters, both human and creature,
in this exhibit. If you look closely many of these works contain texts,
maps and illustrations inspired by the original stories. This collection
of paintings will inspire the viewer to read and revisit these incredible
works of literature. On view throughout 2016.
Virginia Moore’s installation, “As Above, So Below,”
reflects the artist’s deep love for mountain landscapes—and
also a departure from a traditional way of viewing them. Inspired by aerial
perspectives, she embarked on a new series of large-scale paintings to
examine the land in a new way. The work not only represents a departure
from her previous subject matter, but also in technique and materials.
The new work is of a larger scale than she has previously worked, and
utilizes mixed-media compounds to create a heavily textured working surface.
On view throughout 2016.
ThinkWY/Wyoming Humanities Council sponsored “Comunidad Latinos:
Then & Now,” by photographer Anne Muller. The exhibit tells
the stories and shares the images of Latinos in our community, reveals
their career choices, and speaks of the community contributions of ten
outstanding members of our local Latino community. Ten years ago, Anne
Muller created the Exhibition entitled "Porque. Why.”, which
included stories of “why” Latinos had come to create their
lives here in Jackson. “Comunidad Latinos: Then & Now”
follows those same individuals to show their lives today. On view throughout 2016.
Anne Muller’s photographs for “The Awareness Project,”
explores themes of community and poses the question: “What kind
of community do we want to be?” The Awareness Project JH photo exhibit
reveals the struggles and joys, hardships, and tenderness of people living
in our community. The intention is to inspire community members to become
actively engaged in seeking solutions to the current problems that challenge
our community. Continue the conversation at theawarenessprojectjh.org.
On view through October 15, 2016.
For more information on the Art & Healing Program or to join the waitlist
to exhibit, please contact Jen Simon at 307 739 7529 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the program and the reception is also available
on the St. John’s Hospital Foundation new website: stjohnshospitalfoundation.org.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380,
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness.