Baton Rouge, La. – Original art from Baton Rouge General patients and artists in residence
is on display at the Beauregard Gallery in Baton Rouge throughout August
and September. The “Seasons of the Heart” exhibit consists
of pieces from BRG’s Arts in Medicine program.
Since BRG’s Arts in Medicine program was created in 2012, more than
10,000 patients have participated in creative activities including painting,
drawing, arts and crafts, music and storytelling in ways that inspire
hope and promote healing. Studies have shown that patients who participate
in Arts in Medicine benefit emotionally and physically during their treatment.
Painting and drawing with professional artists provide a creative outlet,
positively influencing the healing process.
A free reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August
31, at Beauregard Gallery on 715 Europe Street. All pieces in the exhibit
are for sale and benefit the Arts in Medicine program. One painting will be
auctioned online and will conclude at the opening reception. For more information, call
Learn more about BRG’s Arts in Medicine program at
The 48 x 60 acrylic being
auctioned online was inspired by a photograph of Mike the Tiger VI, taken by LSU photographer
Eddy Perez (with permission of the LSU Strategic Communications Department).
"Majestic Spirit" is a collaborative piece by Baton Rouge General
Artist in Residence Patti Bailey and contract artist Patrice Brewer.
BRG Cancer Center patient Joyce Caine paints with the Arts in Medicine
program while receiving an infusion treatment.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. 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 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
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