Healing Arts Open House

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has invited the community to an open house to see their Art Collection. They believe there is clear evidence that a patient’s physical well-being is fundamentally linked to their emotional and spiritual well-being and that the expressive arts can play a decisive role in promoting overall health.

When: September 12th 2012, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Art inspires thought and can transport us to places beyond our everyday lives.

The Arts Center shares this philosophy and through our Art For Life program we have seen the great influence that art can have on older people living in senior centers. Art has great healing potential to combat the effects of aging associated with depression, withdrawal and cognitive function.  The Arts help youth build confidence and teach creative problem solving. Not only do the arts help in a educational and clinical applications but they are an integral part of a healthy community. The Arts can inspire discussion, beautify spaces, provide inspiration and activate the senses. The Arts can be a livelihood for some, or a hobby or something one just experiences, but Art takes our minds to another place – a healthy respite when we are faced with our chaotic lives.

The Arts Center is collaborating with JRMC on small changing exhibit gallery in the corridor that links the Hospital with JRMC Specialty Clinic and Essentia Clinic. This exhibit space will be rotated quarterly and will feature regional artist’s work.  If artists are interested they can contact Sally Jeppson at sjeppson@jamestownarts.com or Becky Wahl at bwahl@jrmcnd.com.

Local photographer, John Steiner will be the first artist to show in the JRMC temporary exhibit gallery. John’s work captures the landscape and wildlife of the northern plains. John’s work is also represented in JRMC’s permanent collection.

See my earlier blog post about JRMC’s artwork.