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Marshal’s pARTy Opening Reception and Exhibit

Join UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine in celebrating the original works by Marshal Fisher. Marshal was an osteosarcoma patient at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital from 2014-2018, and utilized art in all its forms throughout adversity. This whimsical collection demonstrates his passion for art making, and honors…

Artist in Residence Contributes Works to Pediatric Infusion Center Renovation

Upon entering the newly renovated Pediatric Infusion Center in UF Health Shands’ Children’s Hospital, one is greeted by four furry/feathered faces. These are the faces of the three commissioned prints by AIM Artist in Residence and printmaker Molly Kempson. The displayed works feature a black bear, whitetail fawn, and a…

Rawlings Elementary School Murals

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 the students at Rawlings in the project from conception to completion. The process began with Sarah leading the students through…

Patient Spotlight: The Heart and Soul of Viper

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

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

Program Spotlight: Dance for Life

Life balance sometimes requires dancing. At the University of Florida’s McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, the hallways are a cacophony of music, monologues, laughter, and the bustling of  bodies in motion. However, the students are not all typical young college kids. On Monday afternoons, the halls are also filled…

About Arts in Medicine

Shands Arts in Medicine (AIM) was founded in 1990 at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. AIM is a multidisciplinary organization, with programs in the visual, literary, musical and performance arts. AIM serves inpatients and outpatients of all ages, their families, visitors, health care providers, the Gainesville and statewide…