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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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She opens her eyes, so I introduce myself. “Would you like to make something with me?”

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