Kerrville, TX – Peterson Health celebrated the 5th anniversary of the award-winning Community Art Lending Program with a reception for the 65 participating artists in September as part of National Rehabilitation Awareness Month. “Art is healing,” shares Lisa Winters, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, “and this program just gets bigger and better each year as the art on display inspires and motivates patients during their rehabilitation and offers our clinical staff opportunities to use the art as part of their therapy.”
The community Art Lending Program is structured to feature local and regional artists and photographers at Peterson’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC). Recognized by the Texas Hospital Association as a “Showcase Award” winner, the changing and wide-variety of art had garnered local and now state attention.
Located at 260 Cully Drive, adjacent to the main hospital, artists are invited to lend their works for three months at a time. Artwork is displayed down the main hallway from the reception area towards the rehabilitation gym, which is one of the most busy and frequented hallways in the facility. Just recently, a new wall was dedicated to the program, due to recent remodeling of the Wound Care Center. The former hallway and entrance to Wound Care has been closed in and is now a solid feature wall awaiting art which adds space for more than a dozen new pieces.
Peterson Health is calling for new artists to submit work for display in the new quarter which runs October through December. Artists interested in submitting art for consideration should submit photos of available framed pieces no later than Monday, October 9th.
If you are a local artist or photographer and would like to participate this year, simply email photos of available pieces to Lisa Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 830-258-7628