St. Luke’s, TPS seek art for hospital exhibit, open to all

Published 10:17 am Monday, February 6, 2012

St. Luke’s Hospital staff enjoy original artwork pieces. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

In case you have not had the chance to see, St. Luke’s Hospital houses many original works of art on its walls. 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 90 pieces representing 30 local artists.
The art exhibit has expanded and now requires more works of art than TPS members can provide, 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 828-859-8359. This rotation will hang from February through May 2012.
To be included in the exhibit, the artwork will need to be delivered to the classroom at St. Luke’s Hospital on Friday, Feb. 17 or Saturday, Feb. 18. Please have artwork ready to hang with secure wire (no brackets) and clearly labeled (title, media, price, your name and your contact information).
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. 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, but TPS asks that you advise the coordinator so a replacement can be found.
“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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