More art requested for hallways at St. Lukes Hospital

Published 2:47 pm Monday, June 14, 2010

Coordinated by the Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS), St. Lukes Hospitals revolving exhibit changes approximately every three months. What once was a small exhibit has more than doubled to 63 pieces representing 29 artists.

The art exhibit has expanded from only covering the St. Lukes back hall to now including the inpatient hallway leading to the nurses station as well as the Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center lobby.

The St. Lukes Outpatient Rehab Center would also like to be included in this art rotation. This will require many additional works of art so TPS has extended an invitation to exhibit to other artists in the community. Anyone interested in displaying an oil painting, a watercolor, or a sculpture that can hang on a wall, call Jean Wright with TPS at 828-859-8322 or St. Lukes Hospital PR at 828-894-2408.

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To be included in the exhibit, TPS will need the artwork information (title, artist) by Tuesday, June 15, and the artwork will need to be delivered to the classroom at St. Lukes Hospital on Wednesday, June 16 or after 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 17.

TPS has made a bit of progress formalizing the rules for this exhibit:

Open to members and non-members of Tryon Painters and Sculptors.

Because the exhibit is in a public space, nudes are not appropriate.

Participants must sign a St Lukes Hospital liability waiver.

Contact information for the artist is provided (if desired) with the tag for each piece. The artist is responsible for any sale of art. A piece may be removed from the exhibit when it is sold, but we ask that you advise the coordinator so we can find a replacement.

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