Hospital for Special Care Hosts Fourteenth Annual Juried Art ShowJuly 24, 2017
Pictured from left: Andrzej Grzybowski; Nick Pisani; Juror; Melanie Carr; Linda DeLuca; Anne Arnstein; Sara Brown; Greta Nystrom; Sean Dudley
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Jul. 24, 2017) – The Joy of Art! program at Hospital for Special Care (HSC) hosted its Fourteenth Annual Juried Art Show with an opening reception Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017. The exhibition will run until Sep. 28, 2017.
The Joy of Art! program was created to support HSC’s mission of helping patients to achieve enduring improvements in all aspects of their lives. The objectives of the program are to enhance the quality of patients’ lives by providing a diverse selection of art for their enjoyment, to strengthen the bond between HSC and the community and to foster relationships with talented artists.
Eight prizes totaling $1,350 were awarded this year.
President’s Award – Greta Nystrom – Dwight
Chairman’s Award – Andrzej Grzybowski – Separation of Forms
Hospital for Special Care Award – Lori Anderson – Bouquet
Judith Weld Brown Award – Sean Dudley – A Tree Grows in Grasmere
Joy of Art! Award – Sara Brown – RB at Work
Anne Arnstein – Mom & Boy at Beach
Linda DeLuca – Albanian Market
Nick Pisani – Gl@ss
The Joy of Art! program offers multiple in-house art exhibitions affording patients, family members, visitors, staff, and members of the community the opportunity to enjoy beautiful artwork gracing the walls of the hospital, and fundraising through commission proceeds of sold exhibition artwork.
Creative Expressions, a form of art therapy, is the latest addition to the Joy of Art! program. This dimension was a long-standing objective of the Joy of Art! mission. The enhanced program now also fosters patients’ interests with cultivation of the arts in mind. HSC appreciates the value of art in the healing process. Its mission reflects the importance of this complement in combination with traditional therapies in recovery and an improved quality of life for patients. Creative Expressions initiative affords patients the opportunity to expand their creativity in the areas of painting, sculpture, art history, drawing and photography.