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Healing arts gallery opens

5-10-13 Lilly Oncology on Canvas Exhibit HonorsMIDLAND , Mich. – An insightful art exhibit is capturing the attention of visitors and patients to the Healing Arts Gallery at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland.

The exhibit , entitled “Lilly Oncology on Canvas , ” is a biennial art competition and exhibition that honors the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. Artists express through art and narrative their cancer journey and its meaning. More than 20 pieces of artwork are featured in the Gallery highlighting the hope , fear and struggles felt and seen by patients , their family members and health professionals who care for those with cancer.

The exhibit is touring the United States and Puerto Rico as it reaches out to inspire audiences. It will run in the Healing Arts Gallery now through Friday , May 17.

The Healing Arts Gallery is located in the lower level of MidMichigan Medical Offices–Midland on the campus of the Medical Center . Exhibit hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. There is no admission fee.

MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland is one of only a few medical centers in Michigan that has established an art gallery that showcases artists on a regular basis for month-long exhibits. The Healing Arts Gallery was constructed through the generosity of donor funds. The Gallery provides a way for visitors , patients and families to reduce stress and anxiety often associated with health care settings. It also offers a restful and comforting environment that assists the healing process. A Healing Arts Gallery is also located at MidMichigan Health Park–Mt. Pleasant.

Those interested in more information on the Healing Arts Gallery may contact Angela Nader , gallery coordinator at (989) 839-3361 or angela.nader@midmichigan.org.

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