Components of the
The Galleries provide disabled artists the
opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in our healthcare
Patients, caregivers, and the disabled community are invited to
experience the joy of art making in the Studio which is located
at The Rehabilitation Hospital. Some work together in a group
while others prefer to do individual art work. All share
an interest and curiosity about the arts as a healing influence.
These sessions are inspiring and stress reducing with no
training in art necessary to participate.
Arts in Residence
Artists in residence offer expressive are experiences with
drawings, painting and clay sculptures as they venture onto the
patient's floors and into the waiting rooms, introducing a
variety of projects and providing a means of self expression
during treatment and recovery periods. Patients may watch, tell
artists what they want them to do, or make art alongside the
Storytelling and Poetry
From time to time, our waiting areas at The Children's Hospital
become a place to tell stories. Pictures, puppetry, songs, and
drama may enrich stories told by a patient, visitor or artist. A
story may become interactive and be told together by those
within the group.
Music is a
major focus of the Arts In Healthcare Program. Our musician
arts-in-residence provide music using the voice and various
instruments in clinic waiting areas, lobbies, on patient floors,
and at the bedside of patients. The sounds of live music alter
the hospital atmosphere.
Talented and often well-known musicians, singers, actors,
dancers, and clowns, bring their art to the lobby and other
public areas of the Hospitals.
Art on the Walls
Art displayed throughout the hospital transform them into a
place of beauty that can help relax patients and staff, and
humanize the environment.