mLIVE – RxArt announces installation at Hurley showcasing work of artist William Wegman

mLIVE — February 15, 2018

FLINT, MI – RxArt, a nonprofit organization that produces contemporary art installations in pediatric hospitals and healthcare facilities, has announced a project with artist William Wegman at Hurley Medical Center.

The project includes an installation of 22 images showcasing work from Wegman’s work with his Weimaraners. The photographs at Hurley will span five generations.

Installed along a major corridor and waiting room of the burn unit at Hurley, these images aim to offer companionship to visitors, patients, staff and clinicians at the hospital. Puppies will follow them down the hallway, and others perched on cubes will wait patiently by their side for the elevator. Adult dogs atop chairs will keep families company in the waiting room.

Wegman has also put together a selection of videos created over the last 50 years with the dogs to accompany the installation.

“Hurley Medical Center is honored to have been selected by RxArt and Bill 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 substitute for the humor, imagination and joy that this will bring,” said Mike Burnett, vice president of Hurley Medical Center.

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