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New Program: The Thriving Kind

Updated May 14th, 2021 The Thriving Kind aims to create community, connection and self-nurturance through gentle mindful movement and art-making. This program is offered freely as a continuum of care to those previously hospitalized and living with chronic conditions. These 90 minute sessions are offered on the 2nd Saturday monthly…

Program Update: Qigong for Wellbeing’s new day, time, and name!

Qigong for Wellbeing, originally held Mondays at 5:30pm, has moved! Starting February 23rd, the class (now titled Midday Stretch & Renew) will be offered every Tuesday at 11:30am. The class remains free of charge and open to all, via Zoom (a free video-conferencing platform that allows our team to…

Artists’ Journals: Guest writer Betsy Fisher’s first installment

Betsy Fisher and her son, Marshal Artists in residence are often asked what it’s like to be an artist, musician, and/or writer working at the hospital bedside. So Arts in Medicine sought to outline their experiences through multimedia journal entries, written by the artists in residence, in a series titled…

Theatre Connect: Registration Now Open!

Theatre Connect ONLINE! Spring 2021 We welcome you to join our Spring cast of Theatre Connect Online! Register now for our third virtual season of Theatre Connect, via Zoom. We’ll rehearse various improv, role, movement, and story games along with other creative arts activities adapted for a virtual environment.

Soon After Lunch

Soon after lunch, we had been told, a special artist would arrive who would love to meet Marshal and get creative with him. Ricky arrived in the early afternoon. He was carrying a guitar, just in case, but quickly discovered that drawing, not making music, was to be his calling…

Just Let Me Draw

“What would you like to do today, Marshal?”I never knew what would follow, how he would respond.Most times he wanted to create a character, or animal, fresh on his mind that day.Or maybe he saw something in another medium, and he wanted to try to do it…

More or Less

MoreMaking more from art and crafting supplies provided. That’s just what he did and who he was. The hospital bed sheet is stretched tight and filled with the boy and his creations.A plain wooden snake, meant to be painted. He has turned it into a sea serpent,…

AIM All-request Concerts Provide Continued Care

AIM Live Concert Update 12/17/2020 As AIM transitions back to full bedside services, the AIM Live Concerts have been paused. Thank you to all who attended and supported this effort to engage our hospital and…

AIM Drop-ins for staff in quarantine are back!

Arts in Medicine is here for you. Check out the image below for information on our free, no-commitment programs for UF Health staff in quarantine due to COVID-19. Check out our virtual resources on AIM to ConnectCheck us out on Facebook for our Live all-request concert…