Hospital for Special Care Hosts Thirteenth Annual Juried Art ShowJune 27, 2016
Pictured from left: Sara Brown; Corey Wright; Layne; Clinton Deckert; Linda DeLuca; Rick Fitzsimons; Juror Kathleen Curran Smits; Andrzej Grzybowski
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (June. 27, 2016) – The Joy of Art! program at Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) hosted its Thirteenth Annual Juried Art Show with an opening reception Thursday, June 23, 2016. The exhibition will run until Aug. 25, 2016.
The Joy of Art! program was created to support HFSC’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 HFSC and the community and to foster relationships with talented artists.
Five prizes totaling $1200 were awarded this year, as well as Honorable Mentions awarded at the discretion of the Jurors, Paul Baylock and Kathleen Curran Smits.
President’s Award – Andrzej Grzybowski – Chasm
Chairman’s Award – Linda DeLuca – Berkshire Hills
Hospital for Special Care Award – Corey Wright – David Write
Judith Weld Brown Award – Rick Fitzsimons – Jade Vase
Joy of Art! Award – Layne – Entrance
Bernadette Bellizzi – Earth Tones
Sara Brown – Bouquet
Kendall Cholewa – Melanie Martinez
Clinton Deckert – Brewing Secrets
Nancy McClure Brockett – Integration
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. HFSC 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.