Healing Art Galleries & Exhibits

Healing Art Galleries & Exhibits

Ethel E. Walshe Employee Art Gallery

Named in memory of an employee whose career spanned over 60 years with Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Carilion, the gallery exhibits art created by Carilion Clinic employees. The gallery is located in the 6th floor auditorium.

Food is Art Gallery

Roanoke City and Roanoke County School Art Coordinators partner with the Healing Arts Program for a quarterly rotation of artwork by students. The galleries are exhibited in the Mountain View Cafe dining area at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for the enjoyment of our patients, visitors and staff. Galleries in 2017 include:

  • February - May, Roanoke City Schools
  • June - August, Roanoke County Schools
  • September - November, Roanoke City Schools
  • December - February, Roanoke County Schools

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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. Ms. K is my first patient with the Artist-in-Residence program, and I’m hesitant. She’s recovering from surgery. I don’t want to be a bother.
 
She opens her eyes, so I introduce myself. “Would you like to make something with me?”

Again I closed my eyes and just let my brain and my body soak in the words as she read. I cannot express how helpful those few minutes were, hearing these poems being read by complete strangers. What a Blessing to give!

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 and painted an 8 x 10 canvas in the colors of their nursery at home. What fun to have something special to take home and hang on the wall! We had everything from teddy bears sleeping in the moon to Hello Kitty paintings and baby elephants!