Work by local artists sought for gallery at St. Luke’s Hospital

Published 5:56 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2011

St. Luke’s Hospital houses some original artwork from local artists. Coordinated by the Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS), the revolving exhibit changes approximately every three months.
What once was a small exhibit has more than tripled to 95 pieces representing 35 local artists.
“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.”
The art exhibit has expanded from covering only the St. Luke’s back hall to now including the inpatient hallway leading to the nurse’s station and the walls of several departments and waiting rooms.
This requires 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, watercolor or a sculpture that can hang on a wall can call Jean Wright with TPS at 828-859-8359. This rotation will hang from October 2011 – February 2012.
In order for a work to be included in the exhibit, TPS will need the artwork information (title, artist) by Thursday, Oct. 13, and the artwork will need to be delivered to the classroom at St. Luke’s Hospital on Friday, Oct. 14 or Saturday, Oct. 15.
TPS has formalized rules for this exhibit:
• Open to members and non-members of TPS.
• Because the exhibit is in a public space, nudes are not appropriate.
• Participants must sign a St Luke’s Hospital liability waiver (in the volunteer workroom).
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. St. Luke’s asks that you advise the coordinator so they can find a replacement for the sold artwork.
– article submitted
by Jennifer Wilson

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