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Music Referrals

Musicians in Residence are professional musicians from the community trained specially to provide musical experiences to patients at the bedside. Visits from a musician in residence can include performances of specifically requested songs, the musicians’ original works, or a calming background melody. The patient and the musician have…

Visual Art Referrals

Visual Artists in Residence are professional artists employed by Arts in Medicine to visit patients at the bedside, facilitating creative art activities of their choosing, with their condition and capabilities in mind. These activities can be anything from painting a canvas, molding a paper-clay figure, origami, and more.

Literary Arts Referrals

During a visit from a Writer in Residence, a patient can choose to participate in a variety of creative writing activities. Examples include Blackout Poetry, journaling, oral histories, and legacy projects. To request a visit from a Writer in Residence for a current inpatient, please call Arts in Medicine…

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…

Active Streets Alliance + 352Creates ‘Create in Community’ Art Event

Join Active Streets + 352Creates Sunday, February 24th 11am-3pm at Depot Park in downtown Gainesville, Florida, where businesses, organizations and individuals will lead free, creative participatory activities and/or any group activity that will engage attendees in a healthy, active lifestyle. Arts in Medicine will host a free creative activity alongside…

Leg and Lintel

On Display February 1-28, 2019 Opening Reception February 7, 2019, 4:00-6:00pm Criser Cancer Resource Center, 1515 SW Archer Road, Room 1302 Please join UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine in celebrating original works by Brett Taylor. Brett is a senior printmaking student at the University of Florida. He…

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…

Mini Art Sale at the Harn Museum of Art

Join Arts in Medicine at the Harn Museum of art for the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind, 6” x 6” mini works of art by local artists. Works cost $40 each, and proceeds from this sale benefit both the Harn Museum of Art and Arts in Medicine. Harn Members will enjoy…