Healing art project returns

R-H Staff

OXFORD — McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital is reaching out to area artists to partner in creating a healing environment for patients and families through the annual Healing Art exhibit. Artists within a 100-mile radius of McCullough-Hyde are invited to submit work for the annual juried art show, which will result in the selection of original pieces of art to be displayed throughout the hospital for a year, beginning in October 2017.

Research shows that original art work in a healthcare setting enhances the environment and promotes healing. It also comforts and delights patients, visitors, and staff. In addition, research demonstrates that patients who view art recover more quickly. We are pleased to continue our Healing Art Exhibit for the seventh year and invite area artists to submit their work to enhance our healing environment.

A Call for Entries brochure was recently sent to artists, with a submission deadline of Aug. 16. This year’s show will be juried by Patrick Mulvahey. Mulvahey will work with a committee of hospital staff and volunteers to select from the exhibit for Purchase Awards. These pieces will be purchased by the hospital and other donors to become part of its permanent collection, and will remain on display throughout the show.

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital TriHealth Auxiliary president, Connie Clements, will be working with the hospital to manage the Healing Art Exhibit. She is pleased that juried artwork in the exhibit will be eligible for $5,000 in Purchase Awards. Clements is delighted that area artists will be able to display and sell their work to a large, new audience. In addition, artists will have the opportunity to compete for the Purchase Awards. Pieces from the entries will be purchased for the hospital’s permanent collection via the Purchase Awards. Anyone can purchase the remaining art, for which prices are designated by the artist. Each selected artwork must be on display for one year.

Local artists 18 years and older may apply by requesting an entry form from: Connie Clements, Auxiliary of McCullough-Hyde/TriHealth, 2017 Healing Art Project, 110 N. Poplar St., Oxford, Ohio 45056; Or: Include your own email address and send request to connie.clements.cc@gmail.com.

All two dimensional fine art media are accepted, including mixed media, glass, fabric, metal, or wood suitable for wall hanging.

Those interested in sponsoring a Purchase Award to enhance the hospital’s permanent collection should contact Connie Clements at 513-255-2974 or connie.clements.cc@gmail.com.

A Healing Art Exhibit Opening Reception for the public and to introduce the artists and their work is scheduled for Oct. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at McCullough-Hyde Hospital.

R-H Staff