Visual Arts

GALLERY FIVE20

OPENING February 3: Arts in Health

An introduction to the field of Arts in Health featuring patient arts experiences sponsored by the Howalt Arts and Wellness Program at Hamilton Medical Center. In partnership with Whitfield Healthcare Foundation and Hamilton Health Care System.

It is hard to overestimate the excitement felt by Creative Arts Guild Executive Director, Amanda Brown, and staff in presenting this long-awaited exhibit! Curated by Brown, the Arts in Health exhibit educates viewers about the growing importance of creativity in the healthcare field, highlights how arts in health experiences elevate compassionate care and patients’ subjective experiences, celebrates the launch of the Howalt Arts and Wellness Program at Hamilton Medical Center (administered by the Creative Arts Guild), and advocates for the ongoing support and growth of Arts in Health at Hamilton and in the community as a whole.  

The exhibit will take the viewer on a journey toward an understanding of arts in health and the potential for its role in ever greater positive outcomes for patients and families. With this exhibit, Brown shares her own experience as an arts in health practitioner and family caregiver to her son who requires frequent medical care, and as a participant herself in using the arts and creative practice to improve her own health and wellbeing. 

The exhibit includes highlights from different areas of the partnership between the Creative Arts Guild and Whitfield Healthcare Foundation including the environmental arts in health procurement and curation at: Anna Sue Shaw Children’s Institute, Peeples Cancer Institute, Bandy Endoscopy Center, and early phases of the patient arts in health programming supported by the Howalt Arts and Wellness Program, and finally, implications for how arts in health can support public health initiatives in our community. 


UPCOMING GALLERY FIVE20 EXHIBITS:

Dates and Exhibits are subject to change

Friday, March 3: Student Arts Expo, featuring artwork from Dalton/Whitfield and Murray County K-12 students

Friday, April 14: Celebration of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden

Friday, May 5: History of the Creative Arts Guild in partnership with Bandy Heritage Center

Friday, June 2: History of the Creative Arts Guild in partnership with Bandy Heritage Center

Friday, July 7: Artwork from Guild Instructors, Past and Present

Friday, August 4: Artwork of Bernice Spigel and Guild Founders

Friday, September 15: Festival 2023 Exhibit

Friday, October 6: Festival 2023 Exhibit

Friday, November 3: Dalton Roots - Artwork from Native Daltonians

Friday, December 1: Dalton Roots - Artwork from Native Daltonians