Baton Rouge General Remembers Katrina Through Music and Art

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program has assembled a collection of Hurricane Katrina inspired paintings created by patients, visitors and staff that will be shared at the opening of a special exhibit at the Manship Theatre on Thursday, August 27.

Baton Rouge General cared for more than 2,500 people affected by Katrina in the weeks following the storm. Based on memories and personal experiences, Katrina Remembered illustrates themes of love, loss, hope and rebirth.

“Whether you were in New Orleans, somewhere along the Gulf Coast, or watching from a distant part of the country, you remember Katrina,” said Mary Malloy, Arts in Medicine musician who lived in New Orleans at the time. “She left us with so many stories --- stories of survival, evacuation, escape, rescue, horror, bravery, strangers helping strangers and saving lives. This exhibit asks us to remember those people and honor their stories.”

Immediately following the exhibit, guests can enjoy a special concert headlined by George Bell, Baton Rouge General’s Mid City Administrator. An Evening of Jazz with George Bell and Friends will take place at 7:30 p.m. directly after the exhibit’s opening reception at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the concert are $35. For more information on the hospital’s Arts in Medicine program, visit BRGeneral.org.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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