The exhibit at St. Luke’s Hospital changes approximately every four months, courtesy of the coordinators at Tryon Painters and Sculptors. (photo submitted)

St. Luke’s Hospital art gallery transforms their walls

Published 3:37pm Monday, November 12, 2012

Every quarter, the walls at St. Luke’s Hospital are transformed into those that would rival any art gallery. In case you have not had the chance to see, St. Luke’s Hospital is fortunate to house some of the most beautiful, original artwork in Polk County. Coordinated by the Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS), the revolving exhibit changes approximately every four months. The current exhibit will hang until February 2013. What once was a small exhibit has increased to 155 pieces from 47 community artists.

The art exhibit has expanded from only covering the St. Luke’s back hall to now include the inpatient hallway leading to the nurse’s station and the walls of several departments and waiting rooms. Many thanks to Jean Wright and PJ Rosen from TPS for coordinating this art gallery. It takes much preparation to pull off this feat.

Come see the exhibit for yourself. Walk the halls and watch how much the St Luke’s Hospital patients, staff, volunteers and visitors enjoy the art. It is a healing presence in the halls of the hospital.

“We’re extremely pleased to provide a venue for local artists to display their talent, but we’re also hopeful that these original paintings are truly healing arts,” said Ken Shull, St. Luke’s Hospital CEO. “Not only will staff and visitors appreciate creative expressions, I know our patients have and will benefit greatly.”

– article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

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