RxArt is working with Dan Colen to create the organization’s most ambitious project to-date, an installation throughout the Activity Center at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, New York. Colen’s vibrantly colored artwork will activate the walls and ceilings of the 2,500 square foot Activity Center, which is one of the most frequently used spaces at St. Mary’s. The St. Mary’s healthcare system serves a community of over 2,000 children and adolescents living with acute special needs and complex medical conditions, both inpatient and outpatient, annually. The Activity Center is used for indoor recreation and sports, arts activities, talent shows, school programs and performances. Colen’s work will transform the space from a dark and dated multipurpose room into a captivating environment inspired by his series of “confetti” paintings. The encompassing mural will bring delight and inspiration to the space, stimulating social interaction between patients.RxArt is deeply grateful to Florence and Serge Azria for their generous support of this RxArt Project.
For more information on this project and supporting the Arts Education activities at St. Mary’s, contact Megan Skidmore at 212-260-8797 or email@example.com. Thanks to our production partners for this project Colossal Media and the Lawrence Group. Image: Courtesy of Dan Colen Studio, 2016.
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.
Dan Colen - Artist, RxArt Project at St. Mary's Hospital for Children