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Rawlings Elementary School Murals

Published: Dec 19th, 2018

With support from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Arts in Medicine recently created a mural with a health and wellness focus at Rawlings Elementary School. Artist in Residence Sarah Hinds engaged […]

Jason and Mark at Rehab

Mark Connelly “will continue to Rock & Roll…and roll, and roll”

Published: Nov 14th, 2018

Playing music again brought Mark back to his passion for life. “My life was flipped upside down but far from over. With hope and perseverance you will always come out […]

BCS Supply Drive

Bay County Art Teachers Supply Drive

Published: Nov 6th, 2018

Bay County, Florida returned to school yesterday after the devastating impacts of Hurricane Michael. Due to severe damage to classrooms, please consider donating much needed supplies to help stock art […]

Sandra Murphy-Pak painting

Artist Spotlight: No Fear, Only Joy Documentary

Published: May 24th, 2018

Former UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine Artist in Residence, Sandra Murphy-Pak, shares her story as an artist living with ALS.

Viper, TopHat & MC

Patient Spotlight: The Heart and Soul of Viper

Published: Apr 13th, 2018

For years rapper/songwriter Rakeem Smith aka Viper has been lying awake crafting lyrics and rhymes and storing them in his mind. After a couple writing and recording sessions during a long-term hospital stay, Viper is ready to share his voice with the world.

Thankful for Love Kids Album

Published: Mar 7th, 2018

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine Musician in Residence, Ricky Kendall, creates an album featuring songs inspired and co-written by our pediatric patients.

352Creates: Art-Making & Creativity for Better Health

Published: Mar 2nd, 2018

Create in Community – Filling Depot Park and the Surrounding Streets with Participatory Creative Activities On Sunday, February 25th, between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 352Creates brought the community together […]

Unlimited postcard

Unlimited: A creative response to living with ALS

Published: Jul 10th, 2017

In Unlimited – A creative response to living with ALS, artists Sandra Murphy-Pak and Michel Rae Varisco each create work in response to the impact that ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) has on their lives.

Daniel and Andrew practicing the Tai Chi movement "Grasping the Sparrow's Tail"

Finding their own Power

Published: Jun 14th, 2017

At UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, patients learn powerful tools to manage chronic illness and pain through martial arts therapy at the bedside.

UF Health Music Ensemble

Staff Engagement: UF Health Music Ensemble

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

In April 2014, AIM volunteer coordinator and musician, Ferol Carytsas, set the goal to launch a UF Health music ensemble within the next three years.