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Holiday Greeting from Arts in Medicine

Seasons Greetings from UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and UF Center for Arts in Medicine As we enter this holiday season and reflect on 2019, the Arts in Medicine programs at UF are grateful for all those we meet in our hospital and in our…

Harn Museum of Art Mini Art Sale and 352Creates Museum Nights

Join Arts in Medicine, the Harn Museum of Art, and 352Creates for the Mini Art Sale and 352Creates Museum Nights! When: December 12, 5 – 9 pmWhere: the Harn Museum of Art (3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611) The Museum Nights event is a once-a-month event where…

Colors Opening Reception and Exhibit

Please join UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine in celebrating original works by patient Skylar Hyde. Her work explores the color wheel and the striking possibilities that can come from experimenting with warm and cool colors with a neutral focal point. Her main influences vary,but are mainly Georgia O’Keeffe…

Holiday Program Updates

The Criser Cancer Resource Center will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. The Wednesday, November 27th Dance for Life class has been cancelled, as well as Encore Dancers Workshop on Friday, November 28th. Classes will resume the following week. Arts in Medicine bedside services will…

Captured by Color Exhibit and Opening Reception

Join Arts in Medicine in celebrating the art exhibition of Captured by Color. The exhibit consists of original works by Visual Arts in Medicine students from the University of Florida. Where: Criser Cancer Resource Center (1515 SW Archer Rd, Room 1302, Gainesville, FL 32601)When: The opening reception…

Tom Petty Birthday Bash 2019

Join us in celebrating the Tom Petty Birthday Bash in Gainesville, FL! What: The Tom Petty Birthday Bash is a free music and arts festival celebrating the music and legacy of Tom PettyWhere: Depot Park in Gainesville, FLWhen: October 19-20, 2019 The Birthday Bash, held yearly on Tom…

Ricky’s Blog Post 4

Jamal Jamal lay in a pile of blankets and wires attached to a nearby EKG machine. The sound of a piano pulsed through his bluetooth speaker on a rolling table. A song by Labrinth was playing. This would be Jamal’s last week alive. The chorus played, “It’s hard for me…

Ricky’s Blog Post 3

Thankful for Love CD album cover. Interdisciplinary Connection “I’m working with Brianna today. I wondered if you had time today to hang out with us.” Amy had been working with this particular 7 year old for a few months, a girl with a congenital heart defect. This was a…

Ricky’s Blog Post 2

Decisions Freedom, in our culture, can be equated with the freedom of choice. Our demand for choice has resulted in an outbreak of options, in every aspect of life: politically, commercially, and spiritually, that combine to create a tailored lifestyle and identity. From our pick of hundreds of breakfast cereals…

Ricky’s Blog Post 1

In a hospital room eight stories high, which offers a stunning view of a prairie that sprawls for miles, I’m poised over sacred ground. From up above the thunderclouds, the heavy rain falling on the preserve casts a serene blue haze. This room has not been raised for worship, to…