Artwork by Baton Rouge General patients and staff displayed at Beauregard Gallery

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 (225) 387-7040.

Learn more about BRG’s Arts in Medicine program at BRGeneral.org/ArtsinMedicine.


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 BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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