The Conemaugh Health Foundation will host The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2013 at the Johnstown Gallery of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, located at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Opening exhibit and reception will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This is the 4th annual exhibit for the Arts for Healing Program. Each piece of artwork was created by members of the Arts for Healing program at the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute at Conemaugh East Hills. The program helps individuals suffering from the effects of chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. Through artistic expression symptoms of these conditions may be reduced, resulting in decreased pain, anxiety, and depression.
The most recent program participants worked with local artist Marcene Glover. Artists-in-Residence help patients visualize and focus away pain, redirect frustration, communicate complex feelings, relax and enhance the quality of life. As one participant describes, “each participant searches for the meaning and relief of chronic illness…Each of our lives shines through our art.”
The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit is on display through August 23, 2013. The event was funded in part by a Project Stream Grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts and the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.
For more information, contact (814) 269-5232.
About Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (CMMC), the flagship hospital of the Conemaugh Health System, is a regional referral hospital known for clinical excellence. Memorial has received HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award for 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2007, for clinical outcomes which are among the Top 5% in the nation. Learn more at the Conemaugh Health System’s all new website, www.conemaugh.org.
For More Information, Please Contact:
Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (814) 534-3121