Healing Arts Blog

Submitted by Healing Artist on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:55am
May 4, 2017 "April Rain" Kristen and Rob Smith performing as Carrington Kay This title is inspired by the month and weather we have been having, yes, but it is mainly inspired by the powerful experience of the burden burning ceremony that took place this past Wednesday, April 26 at noon in front...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:52am
March 30, 2017 What a Wonderful World” Kristen and Rob Smith performing as Carrington Kay This is Carrington Kay checking in after our first month as Healing Arts Artists-in-Residence. It is truly incredible that a month has passed, but even more so because of the amazing giving and receiving found...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:48am
Meighan Sharp, Artist-in-Residence May 9, 2017   I have to tell you, Mrs. B was a gift.   I met her on 10 South—oncology and palliative care—in January, soon after I started as artist-in-residence. Some patients are hesitant to work with me (I’m not an artist, they’ll say. Oh, I can’t draw at all...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:21pm
Meighan Sharp Artist-in-Residence January 23, 2017   I enter Ms. K’s room. It’s dim, the TV is on, and she is in bed, resting with her eyes closed. The nurses have told me that she is blind and, sure enough, several signs with this information are posted in the room. I wonder if I should wake her....
Submitted by Healing Artist on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:25am
Last Thursday (11/10/16) while waiting in the Waiting Room to see my Physician, I picked up a copy of the Poems in the Waiting Room to read. After I had read each and every poem I sat in sunshine streaming into the widows thinking about what I had just read. Shortly two ladies came in, signed in...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 4:25pm
Janet Wimmer Artist-in-Residence May 18, 2016   On Saturday April 30th, the NICU hosted a Mother's Day event for moms to enjoy a relaxing day to get a massage, to have nails painted and to create a painting for the new baby's room. I enjoyed working with moms and a few dads as they chose an idea...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 4:22pm
Tricia Scott Artist-in-Residence June 2, 2016 The healing arts program is such a gift. To the patients but also to the artists. I was able to visit with a patient several times during her stay at the hospital. Her first words to me were that she had been on suicide watch the night before, that she...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:29am
Tricia Scott Artist-in-Residence February 25, 2016   As I sit with a patient and we fold squares of colorful paper into cranes or cut up old magazines for a collage, we talk about how they have been creative in their lives, of art they’ve made in the past or things they’ve seen others do and wanted...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 9:07am
Janet Wimmer Artist-in-Residence February 9, 2016   Putting a smile on people's faces is such a delight! This morning a little 5 year old painted a yellow bird on a flowering branch. He and I told a story about his bird who sang such a beautiful song another bird befriended him. The two birds...
Submitted by Healing Artist on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 9:03am
Pedro Szalay Artist-in-Residence February 5, 2016   I went today to do my dance at 5th floor Psychiatry. One patient in the end came to me and told me, ‘You made my day”. I am so happy to be able to accomplish this and make patients smile. Thank you all for letting take part of this beautiful...