• Healing Art project celebrated in Grenfell Campus Art Gallery

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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    Leah Vokey Sing

    Grenfell Art Gallery is hosting Healing Art exhibition that celebrates a community outreach initiative that has been enriching the healthcare environment of Western Memorial Regional Hospital for more than six years.

    A collaboration between Western Health and the School of Fine Arts, Grenfell Campus the Healing Art community outreach initiative places work by Grenfell fine arts students in Western Memorial Regional Hospital and other Western Health institutions. The project is supported by Mental Wealth, a locally based non-profit organization and was recognized by the City of Corner Brook with an Achievement in Community Excellence (ACE) Award in 2015.

    In this exhibition, the Grenfell Art Gallery presents the works submitted for 2018 and examples from previous years of the program, featuring the work of more than 20 student artists, alumni, and faculty including: Aidan Devereaux, Alice Bessoni, Alyssa Leahy, Ashley Jennings, Bailey MacPhee, Charlotte May Hobden, Kelsie Lundgren, Claire Jean, Emily Clark, Emily Critch, Emily Hayes, Erika Stonehouse, Gregory Maleme, Hannah Nott, Jenna Short, Kayla George, Leah V. Sing, Leanna Ward, Maggie Atkinson, Melissa Taylor, and Mok Ho Him.

    “Using a variety of approaches and techniques these works contribute to the visual and emotional experience of healthcare spaces,” said Mr. Hills. “Through their work, these artists seek to positively enhance the nurturing effects of these environments and in the process raise awareness for the significance of visual experience to mental health.”


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