I spent the holiday weekend in Chicago visiting family and while I was there I decided to take a side trip to see the Jeff Koons installation at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. I have seen many pictures of the installation but nothing could prepare me for seeing it in person--the colors are even more vibrant than they appear in photographs and the actual size of the CT scanner and the decals is much larger than I anticipated.
I could spot the room with the installation even from a distance, and as a nurse led me down the hall and to the room, I could see the colors spilling out into the hallway. I was completely taken aback when I entered the room and proceeded to spend quite a bit of time just taking everything in. As someone who experiences anxiety when visiting the doctor or the hospital, I can only wish that every room could be like this one--I would feel a lot more positive about visiting the doctor or getting tests done if it could take place in such a colorful and cheerful setting!
Happy (almost) 2012! With many exciting installations forthcoming, RxArt is eagerly awaiting the new year. Fourteen James Welling photographs will be installed in Emory University Hospital's Department of Nuclear Medicine (thanks to all the generous RxArt supporters this past month!). A fantastic site-specific Trenton Doyle Hancock mural will be installed at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Mid-January, we will be installing prints in New York City's Metropolitan Hospital thanks to the generosity of Agnes Gund.
RxArt is also excited about a project in the pipeline with the Manhattan VA Hospital. A series of Malcolm Morley prints are slated to be installed in a waiting room for PTSD patients. Additionally, a series of large-scale photographs from David Levinthal's Baseball series will be installed in three adjacent hospital waiting areas.
SNAPS is a series of Mobile Uploads of RxArt's friends.
WHO: Evan Gruzis
WHERE: His studio in Red Hook!
Looking for a unique gift for your favorite baby or little artist? Head on over to Little Collector's pop-up holiday shop Saturday, December 10th from 2-5 pm at 195 Chrystie Street, 7th floor for holiday treats, gift wrapping, and discounts on framed prints. All art prints are affordably priced and framed, so they're ready to hang immediately. We have our eye on prints by RxArt artists and coloring book collaborators Shepard Fairey, David Levinthal, Jason Middlebrook, Cynthia Rowley, and Trey Speegle. In addition, a portion of all proceeds are donated to RxArt. What a great message to give to kids this holiday season: that the cool art hanging on their wall helps to bring installations to hospitals in New York and around the country!
This weekend, RxArt was in Miami for another installment of Art Basel. Artists like Nate Lowman, Aurel Schmidt, Scott Campbell, Brendan Fowler, Sam Falls and many more were represented at the fair. With all the events, booths, and parties going on, trying to see all the art becomes a hectic event. Below are a few selects.
The month of December is dedicated to our End-of-Year-Fundraiser to raise the last $2,000 needed to fund a project at Emory University Hospital. Yesterday marked the launch of the fundraiser and donations have already been pouring in and bringing us even closer to helping Atlanta's patients. The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging waiting area at Emory University Hospital will be transformed by James Welling's dramatic photographs of Philip Johnson's Glass House. Be a part of this amazing project by donating today!
Help us and receive a gift in return! Donations of $25 receive an artist-signed copy of our latest coloring book, Between the Lines Vol. III, while donations reaching $100 will receive a coloring book AND a Terry Richardson autographed puzzle. For donations of $250 or more, you will obtain a signed gelatin silver print of New York taken by Life Magazine photographer, John Muller, between 1938 and 1945.
Click HERE to make your donation! Every dollar counts and brings us one step closer to helping patients at Emory University Hospital!
RxArt is happy to announce that we are going to be a vendor in this year's SheMakes holiday festival! We will be selling Between the Lines: Vol III and all three of our puzzles. Come stop by to say hello and pick up gifts for your friends and family!
When: Saturday, December 3 from 12-5pm
Where: 375 Hudson Street
For more information, check out this link on The Daily Muse: http://www.thedailymuse.com/shemakesfestival/overview/
Good friends Terry Richardson and Jen Brill teamed up to create an outrageous, colorful campaign for Happy Socks. The project brought together an array of up-and-coming New York talent to showcase the Happy Socks range styled up as headbands, tops, pants, and even bras. All photos by Terry Richardson. Check it out!Read More....
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with family and friends. Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, we know you are starting to think about gifts and what to get for your loved ones. Don't stress--RxArt has the perfect solution sure to satisfy even the pickiest of your friends or family.
To complete the installation of fourteen James Welling photographs at Emory University Hospital's Department of Nuclear Medicine, we just need to raise $2,000. A small donation can help bring us a step closer to transforming the current space with Welling's vibrant photographs, creating an unexpectedly beautiful environment for patients, families and hospital staff.
Please consider lending your support between December 1st - 31st to help Emory begin 2012 with this stunning installation.
- Donate $25 and receive an artist-signed copy of RxArt's newest and most expansive coloring book to date, Between the Lines, Vol. 3
- Donate $100 and receive an autographed Terry Richardson puzzle in addition to a signed coloring book
- Donate $250 or more and receive a signed gelatin silver print of New York taken by Life Magazine photographer, John Muller, between 1938 and 1945
RxArt is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. If you would like your donation to be considered fully tax-deductible, rather than receiving one of the aforementioned products, please specify "Contribution Only" in the "Message" section of the "Donate" page.
The smallest donation counts - thank you for your support and allowing us to continue pursuing our mission of improving otherwise sterile environments through contemporary art. Please click HERE to make your donation!
I am so excited to be RxArt's newest intern! I first read about RxArt in an article in The NY Times Magazine almost two years ago and have been following them ever since. I was drawn to the organization for both personal and professional reasons--growing up, my brother was in and out of the hospital and I know firsthand how important the presence of art and color is to lift the spirits of both the patients and visitors.
I graduated from Cornell University in 2008 with a B.S in Fiber Science and Apparel Design and soon after decided to pursue obtaining a Master of Social work degree. I went to Yeshiva University and received my MSW in the Spring of 2011 and I have been trying to find a way to blend my love of art and desire to do something with a philanthropic edge. I checked back in to see if RxArt had any opportunities, and here I am! I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful organization and look forward to working with them on all of their exciting projects and initiatives.
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