The Phipps Center for the Arts collaborates with Hudson Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic, New Richmond, Wis., to provide Healing Arts Programs at each venue. Work by more than 20 local and regional artists is on view at any given time, and exhibits rotate quarterly. Receptions, which are open to the public, are held quarterly for each program, to celebrate the creativity of the participating artists.
Upcoming Exhibits at Hudson Hospital & Clinic
On view through May 5: Nancy Condon, Greg Lecker, Michaela Mahady, Steve Miller, and Gene Piersa
“Most of my pieces are functional and each one unique. My work includes bowls, vases, vessels, plates, boxes, urns and some unique pepper mills with graceful curves. Showcasing the natural beauty of the different grains and tones is the beauty of working with each type of wood.”
– Steve Miller (River Falls, Wis.)
On view through June 2: Cheri Thies
On view through July 14: Becca Cerra, Nicole Hoekstra, and Minnesota Society of Outdoor Painting
“Unrealistic beauty standards, misconceptions about mental health, and disability stigmas are pervasive, sneaking into nearly every form of media we consume. My art is a necessary respite from these messages, showing beauty in unexpected and unconventional ways, and poking holes in the beauty myth. My artistic practice is a catalyst for a body-positive revolution in which all bodies are revered for their unique beauty.”
– Becca Cerra (Minneapolis, Minn.)
On view through August 4: Danelle Griner
On view May 8 – August 4: Gloria Adrian, Carmen Duran, Marie Panlener, Marilyn Rau, and Tropical Wings
The Tropical Wings Youth Art Exhibit features original artwork by students from Costa Rica, River Crest Elementary School (Hudson) and Unity High School (Balsam Lake, Wis.) inspired by the theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2019, “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.” This exhibit is presented as part of the Bird Migration Celebration, May 10 – 12.
For more information, go to TropicalWings.org.
On view June 5 – September 8: Steph Kunze
“When viewing family photographs from previous generations, I am struck by how much they both reveal and hide about the family they are depicting. They document family members exactly as they appeared in a moment, and only hint at their thoughts and feelings. These drawings act as updated family photographs, each a physical reworking of the past, of generational wounds being acknowledged, processed, and released.”
– Steph Kunze (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Upcoming Exhibits at Westfields Hospital and Clinic
On view through June 11: Paul Oman, Mark Ostapchuk, and Thursday Morning Painters
“My visual work often is marked by bright colors, obsessive patterns and a willingness to revise and build up more than a few layers. Apart from looking at other artists for influences, I like the shapes I encounter in everyday domestic life.”
– Mark Ostapchuk
On view through July 9: Barbara Casey, Mark Granlund, Steph Kunze, and Glenn Terry
“For me, the primary motivating factor in creating art is a desire to express the beauty, peace, harmony, and love that are found when life is connected or striving to connect with its highest nature, where the integration of spirit and matter is found. More than just being a focus of personal interest, I believe it to be vitally needed in today’s world.”
– Glenn Terry (East Bethel, Minn.)
On view June 14 – September 4: Dodie and Mary Logue and Michaela Mahady
Hudson Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic encourage the community to visit their facilities to see the healing artwork that is displayed throughout each campus. Stop by Monday through Sunday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Due to patient privacy and hospital security policies, some areas where artwork is displayed may be restricted.
To learn more or to schedule a group artwork tour, please contact Chelsea Long at 715.531.6059 or Chelsea.K.Long@healthpartners.com.