The following news release was submitted by Chris LaFortune, public relatons specialist, Adventist Midwest Health:
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital will play host this year to the second annual exhibit of The National Arts Program® for Adventist Midwest Health staff, employees, volunteers and their family.
As it did last year, the National Arts Program has provided $2,400 for prizes in this year’s contest. Last year’s exhibit was both successful and popular, said Sue Kett, who heads Adventist Midwest Health’s Healing Arts Program.
“We are so very fortunate that the National Arts Program continues to support this exhibit,” Kett said. “I look forward to seeing another round of truly beautiful pieces this year.”
In order to qualify, all works must be original works and completed within the last three years. Registration must be complete by Oct. 25 and artwork must be submitted no later than Oct. 31. Pieces can be delivered either to the lobby atAdventist Bolingbrook Hospital, 500 Remington Blvd. in Bolingbrook, or to Sue Kett at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 120 N. Oak St. in Hinsdale.
Anyone who participates from either Adventist Hinsdale or Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals will have the chance to display their work at their homehospital for a month following the exhibit.
To register, visit www.nationalartsprogram.org/venues/adventist-midwest-health-il.
A reception and awards presentation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 atAdventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Prizes will be awarded in three adult artist categories – amateur, intermediate and professional artists – as well as youth and teen artists. There will also be a Best of Show awarded.
All artwork submitted for the program will remain on display from Nov. 6 to Jan. 5, 2014. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.
This contest is part of Adventist Midwest Health’s Healing Arts initiative, which seeks to bring the fine arts – including music and visual and literary arts – to both patients and caregivers at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaksHospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange MemorialHospital.