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Adrienne Stoller
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Date: Apr 07, 2017

Hofstra Northwell Celebrates Creative Art in Medicine

Nearly 100 works from 55 artists were on display at the annual Celebration of Visual and Performing Art exhibit held at the Hofstra Northwell of Medicine on April 5, 2017. The event was enjoyed by 130 people in attendance, including medical students, physicians, nurses, art therapists, in addition to faculty and staff of the School of Medicine, Hofstra University, and Northwell Health.

Visual Art Exhibit 2017

This year’s artwork exhibit consisted of a myriad of drawings, paintings, photography, charcoal work, sculpture, as well as a modern installation—all submitted by students and professionals in healthcare. Several pieces received outstanding distinction as chosen by invited art juror, Katherine Hillman, MS.Ed, BFA, from the Nassau County Art Museum. Respectively, first, second, and third prizes were awarded to:

  • Patricia Gaignat, medical technologist, Northwell Health, for Penn Station Commuters (3) (Monotype 2016) & Penn Station Commuters (4) (Monotype 2016);
  • Mia Simowitz, creative arts therapy major, Hofstra University, for Injured Bird (Male) (Bronze 2010) & Injured Bird (Female) (Bronze 2010);
  • Adam Lalley, first-year medical student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, for "Unpublished Poem" (Modern Art Installation, 2017).

All works on display were celebrated with great admiration and appreciation for the creative process and as a way to forge connections.

“The purpose of this event is to celebrate creativity and artistic expression,” said Lisa Martin, JD, program manager for humanities in medicine. “We want to encourage and nourish the passion for art among our students and professionals, and form links between art itself and the art of medicine.”

The exhibit will remain on display at the School of Medicine from through April 2017. All are welcome.

For more information about the visual-performing art exhibit and related events, email or call 516-463-7389. Online, please visit Humanities in Medicine Program.