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The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program integrates literary, performing and visual art experiences in the healing process.

Providing the very best patient care means treating more than just physical symptoms. The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program addresses the emotional needs of patients and families by integrating literary, performing, and visual art experiences into the healing process. The result is a more inspirational, supportive, and restorative environment for patients, visitors, and caregivers of Carilion Clinic.

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If you have questions or would like more information about the Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley Healing Arts Program, please call 540-224-5398 or email healingarts@carilionclinic.org.

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AIR is the acronym for Artist In Residence, a position I recently resumed with Carilion Hospital’s Healing Arts Program.

Reflection

 

Today I enjoyed my second day back at the easel, after my service in Zambia, working as Artist-in-Residence at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. I received hugs, crazy job offers (no, I really can't, but it would be fun to move to Spain and paint murals for a pediatric ward; less likely, to set off immediately, this afternoon, and go sailing for indeterminate years with a quite elderly group of wonderfully jovial retired fishermen, to be paid in cornbread and whiskies, since I don't eat fish).  I enjoyed enthusiastic encouragement and great conversations. I overheard drifts of hospital sorrow, bubbles of excitement, melodies of gratitude.

Cara Ellen Modisett

August 11, 2014

 

The Journeys We Take

 

Describe a journey you've taken.

 

That's the question I've been asking in the main lobby the last couple weeks – it's a question that can be answered in so many different ways, and it's prompted the most conversations from passersby of any of the questions I've asked.

 

Journeys are significant things – they're about goals, destinations, getting from one place to another, but they are, by their nature, also about what happens along the way.