Committee Members

Committee Members

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Committee Members

  • Lynne Baker, Volunteer and Healing Arts Advocate
  • Gerry Bannan, Professor of Fine Arts at Patrick Henry Community College
  • Katie Snead Biddle, Expressive Arts Therapist in Psychiatry at Carilion Clinic
  • Angela Charlton, Clinical Dietitian in Oncology at Carilion Clinic
  • Shirley Holland, Vice President of Strategic Development for Carilion Clinic
  • Susan Jennings, Arts and Culture Coordinator for the City of Roanoke
  • Dan Keeley, Director of Music Ministries at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church
  • Talia Logan, Fine Arts Gallery Director at Roanoke College
  • Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions at Taubman Museum of Art
  • Peggy Sowers, Director of Guest & Volunteer Services at Carilion Clinic
  • Connie Stevens, News Director at WVTF Public Radio
  • Kay Strickland, Chief Development Officer for Carilion Clinic Foundation
  • Marie Webb, Senior Director of Community Outreach for Carilion Clinic

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



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.