In the News

In the News

December 19, 2016

Representatives from Our Lady Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke, Va. made a $5,000 donation to the Carilion Clinic Foundation. The money was raised though the church’s Christmas program, “The Story of Mark,” which is an initiative of their Logos Theatricus Productions, Inc.

 Making this donation even more special, the money will go toward the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program, which integrates literary, performing and visual art experience into the healing process. The program is named in honor of the church’s Director or Music Ministries’ (Dan Keeley) father. 


November 29, 2016

Winners of Inaugural Patient Art Show are Celebrated
The awards for Carilion Clinic's Inaugural Patient Art Show were announced at a reception for the artists on Nov. 29, 2016. 



October 26, 2016

Burden Boat Ceremony
A ceremonial release of handwritten burdens was held on Oct. 26, 2016.

The Burden Boat is an interactive work of art designed to help people release their burdens. The sculpture is on display in the atrium area of the lobby at CRMH, and the public is invited to write down their burdens and place them in the boat.

The Burden Boat, created by artist, Kurt Steger, was acquired with contributions made to The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program. 

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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 of the hospital.

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 within it because of the Healing Arts.


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.). Even after I assure them that my kind of art is about the process, because, well, actually I’m a writer, they’re still unsure.
 Not Mrs. B.