Hurley Medical Center is honored to have been selected by RxArt and William Wegman for this thoughtful and creative project. The combination of Bill's talent and his signature Weimaraners will be just the right medicine for our kids and their families who are anxious to return to a sense of normalcy. Despite the best medicine that Hurley can render, there's no better substitute for the humor, imagination, and joy that this will bring," said Mike Burnett, Vice President, Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Hurley Medical Center.
“The (children) are enjoying the fun and comfort the art brings them,” says Jennifer Underhill, assistant nurse manager of pediatrics. “Since the installation of the artwork we’ve had little patients actually ask to enter their hospital room!”
This piece, which depicts confetti frozen in mid-air is about both the joy and the fragility of life; it has found the perfect home at St Mary’s where the children will have the opportunity to interact with it on a daily basis.
As a mother of three boys, I have had several trips to CHKD in the last 14 years. The art installations have a tremendous impact on my children, particularly the recent Ryan McGinness one in the Virginia Beach Landstown facility. What begins as a very anxious situation for parents and children, quickly becomes less so when you enter a building with a mural as colorful and joyous as the one by Ryan. The art at CHKD, has become the perfect solution for distracting the children and alleviating their stress. The sense of fear, sadness, and nervousness quickly dissipate when we are surrounded by the vibrancy and life of that enormous work of art. It is truly a gift for the patients, the parents, and our entire community.
There's a lot about art that has to do with healing that hasn't been scientifically explored, but it's definitely helpful for children to be around art, especially when in a hospital situation. They feel more comfortable about being there. Also just thinking positively about everything, which is a part of healing and feeling better.
After a long night in the Emergency Room at Cedars-Sinai, my son was admitted to a room by Urs Fischer. He immediately noticed the decor and was excited to see the elephants and color all over the room. Thanks for making it kid friendly.
Capital Group is proud and thrilled to work with the wonderful people at RxArt in support of the Ryan McGinness project. We have a long involvement with CHKD, and this project is merely the latest example of their innovation in caring for children and their families. Through our affiliation with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, we are very familiar with Ryan McGinness, a tremendous artist with roots in Hampton Roads. This project brings it all together in a unique and vibrant way, and we know this artwork will brighten the lives of countless members of our community for years to come.— American Funds Service Company/Capital Group, Sr. Vice President/General Manager
At St. Mary's, we believe that the arts are essential to promoting health and well-being in children. Children with special needs can encounter artistic expression to free their imaginations from the constraints imposed by physical limitations, thereby improving their quality of life. We are so pleased to partner with RxArt on this wonderful project with Dan Colen.— President and CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
I hope my artwork will take kids' thoughts outside the rooms they're in. I want to remind them that there's a vast, wonderful world waiting for them.— Artist, RxArt Project at Cedars-Sinai
I love the work that you do. As a healthcare administrator in CO and a lover of contemporary art, the healing and joy brought from combining the two is unique.— Healthcare Administrator, Denver, CO
Art plays a vital role in the healing process here at St. Mary’s. Medically complex children who are exposed to the arts are able to free their imaginations from the constraints imposed by physical limitations. Our installation by renowned artist Rob Pruitt provides inspiration and cheer to our patients, their families and the entire staff at St. Mary’s.— President and CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
All of the services absolutely love the coloring books! You should sleep well knowing that you have made 1000 patients living in San Francisco much, much happier (and their doctors and nurses happier, too).— DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL