The UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital doesn’t look or sound like a traditional hospital thanks to the UK Arts in HealthCare program. As part of our visual arts programming, multiple forms of art are showcased throughout our hospitals and clinics. Over 1,800 works of art, featuring local, national, regional and international artists, can be found in our lobbies, waiting areas, hallways, outdoor spaces, patient and exam rooms. Our six rotating galleries feature as many as ten unique visual art exhibits per year.
Live performances occur across the UK HealthCare enterprise as part of our performing arts programming. Professional and volunteer musicians and performers of all ages are featured weekly in our lobbies and other public spaces with occasional special performances in our 305 seat, state of the art auditorium. Performers showcase a variety of music from across all genres including occasional opera, ballet and theater performances.
"Our mission is to create an environment of care and to focus on the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of our patients, family, caregivers and staff. The program recognizes the arts and the artists as powerful and positive forces in the healing process."
To achieve our mission, we strive to create and maintain a healing environment and culture of care, in accordance with UK HealthCare's mission and vision, by directly and indirectly engaging our patients, family, caregivers, staff, faculty, students and community through our visual arts, performing arts and other programming.
Arts in HealthCare says "take an art break."
In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, social distancing guidelines and stay at home orders may be helping to curb the spread of the virus. Stress, however, is running high for most of us, whether we are at home or at work. Healthcare workers are particularly vulnerable to increased stress during this time of uncertainty and loss. If you have a few minutes to spare, take a break and visit one of the seven art exhibits located in our Arts in HealthCare galleries across Pavilion A, Pavilion H, Good Samaritan and the Kentucky Clinic. Stroll through one of the galleries, focus on your breathing, contemplate what you see or just allow yourself to get lost in the imagery for a few minutes.
Now on display in the North Gallery, Kentucky Clinic, 3rd Floor - Maryjean Wall's "Untamed Beauty" exhibit.
There is no mistaking Maryjean Wall's love of the natural world and the wild creatures that inhabit our Earth. "Untamed Beauty," a testament to her passion, showcases stunning wildlife photography taken during her travels to points around the world.
"Revealing a Lifetime of Work" exhibit now on display in the Jacqueline R. Hamilton Gallery, UK Chandler Hospital, Pavilion A."
Gerome Kamrowski left his mark on the art world. Involved in the genesis of action painting, working alongside Jackson Pollock and William Baziotes, Kamrowski ultimately remained dedicated to Surrealist ideas and imagery. This exhibit reveals a glimpse into a career that spanned seven decades.
UK Arts in HealthCare is always looking for ways to better serve our patients, families and staff. Provide us with feedback, pose questions or make suggestions as to how we can improve the program and what it brings to the health care environment.
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