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Our latest exhibition for the Illuminations program, including examples of work by each featured artist.
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Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, designed to enhance our environment of care and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and many of its affiliate locations. The exhibit is intended to offer enlightenment and encouragement to patients, families, staff and friends of the Cancer Center as they receive care, provide care, or accompany loved ones. Illuminations has transformed generic waiting areas into a virtual art gallery of revolving exhibits that feature works by numerous regional and national artists. The work of several artists, representing various media, is on display for four months at a time. This year the Illuminations program is celebrating its 15th year of operation.
Kim Alemian, ForsythiaKim Alemian's still life paintings are infused with beauty and elegance.
Lois Arthur, Keep ReachingLois Arthur's encaustic paintings are inspired by emotion.
Julia Blake, Poppies and DotsJulia Blake is inspired by everyday living and paints to foster joy in the viewer.
Davi-Ellen Chabner, Mother and Baby ZebraDavi-Ellen Chabner's photograph captures the rhythmic patterns and beauty of this mother and baby zebra. Davi-Ellen brings her camera along whenever she travels.
Janice Hayes-Cha, Sailboats Boston HarborJanice Hayes-Cha creates her mixed media collages from recycled greeting cards, a technique she devised while recovering from cancer.
Petra Loesch, Maui Flowers 2Petra Loesch captures the essence of this beautiful Maui flower.
Andrea Maglio-Macullar, Summer ColorIn "Summer Color", Andrea Maglio-Macullar portrays vividly the beauty of summer flowers.
Deborah McDuff's, Supporting ParentsIn Deborah McDuff's, "Supporting Parents", the warmth of family emanates from this portrait.
Brian Murphy, Trying to Get ItBrian Murphy creates whimsical wire sculptures and uses humor as evidenced by this light-hearted title , "Trying to Get It".
Joe Reardon, PositanoIn "Positano", Joe Reardon captures the charm of this cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast.
Daniel Senie, Flame TulipDaniel Senie, a talented photographer and musician, captures here, a glorious tulip. Daniel is showing his art at our Danvers MGH/North Shore Cancer Center site.
Garrow Throop, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New ZealandGarrow Throop photographs spectacular panoramas and, here, a remarkable moment in time.
Claire Torpey, Old Harry Rocks 1Claire Torpey, our Waltham MGH West Cancer Center artist, prints large scale photographs. She photographed the powerful Old Harry Rocks located in her childhood home of Dorset, England.
Vartus Varadian, IrisVartus Varadian's Chinese Brush Painting is both a meditative and inspirational process. Her result is delicate and exquisite.
Ron Wybranowski, Fall Foliage in the TetonsRon Wybranowski, our artist at the MGH Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital, travels throughout the country photographing beautiful nature scenery.
Jonathan Zuker, A Day at the Park"A Day at the Park", by Jonathan Zuker, our resident artist, conjures up the fun of a visit to the park from a child's perspective. It's one, in a series Jonathan painted, especially for our pediatric waiting room.
Jane Coder, HydrangeasJane Coder's artwork is driven by color and inspired by the world around her.
Deborah Dendler, Great Blue HeronsDeborah Dendler enjoys working with materials like terra cotta that have been used for thousands of years.
Shelly Eager, La Casa di LuccaIn Shelly Eager's peaceful painting, she encourages viewers to find the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Roseann Eliseo, Freedom"Freedom" is one of many photos Roseann Eliseo took on her commute to work and sent daily to her sisters and friends.
Robert Hager, The Cape and My Chevy: A PortraitAny car lover can relate to Robert Hager's charming rendering of a man, a car, and the Cape.
Paula Herman, Elephant EarsPaula Herman began first as a photographer and she describes her current painting technique as being informed by her "photographer's eye."
Jim Kociuba, Backlit BirchesJim Kociuba's work is inspired by "Komorebi", a Japanese word which describes the way sunlight filters through tree leaves.
Lori Lander, Morning Market LijianLori Lander is drawn to the special grace and dignity of women across the world as they attend to the rhythms of daily life.
Joe Reardon, AmalfiSerenity can be found in Joe Reardon's scenic photograph, overlooking the Amalfi coast.
Anne Recchia, Canyon ProfileIn this watercolor, Anne Recchia captures a dramatic view of the Grand Canyon.
Lynne Schulte, Song Garden SunflowersIn Lynne Schulte's painting, an array of sunflowers seem to greet the day.
Joe Staska, South Street DinerIn Joe Statska's "Unsleeping" series, he captures images at unusual times of day.
Beatriz Grayson, Talking Birds Group ShowBeatriz Grayson (fiber art pictured) and her class are displaying a group show with us, where each fiber artist interpreted the topic "Talking Birds".
Garrow Throop, Torres Del PaineGarrow Throop photographs dramatic vistas all over the world, this one being in Patagonia.
Betsy Wish, Orange and GoldBetsy Wish invites us to appreciate the details of a flower in her well executed close-up shot.
Ron Wybranowski, Beauty in the Cataloochee ValleyThis photograph, by Ron Wybranwoski, almost seems to take on abstract painterly qualities as the blue water shapes mingle with the orange and green leaves.
Cynthia Brody, Persian DancerCynthia Brody's paintings evoke both the beauty and the complex experience of women.
Robert Cashin, Tropic CinemaFor this show at Mass General, Robert Cashin is sharing a series of photos from Key West, one of his favorite places!
Marcia Cooper, Cool KayakersMarcia Cooper likes to paint the quiet moments in serene surroundings. These “Cool Kayakers” certainly seem to be enjoying themselves!
Gail Dwyer, AwakenIf Gail Dwyer's art quilt reminds you of the sun, you're right! Gail complements her stitched sun with a collection of traditional patchwork squares, playfully assembled.
Christine Gauthier-Kelley, Eagle NebulaA lifelong artist, Christine Gauthier-Kelley found freedom when she discovered silk. This silk piece is painted in a batik type style. Christine finds inspiration from Hubble Telescope images.
Ellen Ryder Griffin, White Mountain FlowersEllen Ryder Griffin shoots outdoor photos on the North Shore of Boston where she grew up; and in New Hampshire, where she lives now. MGH hikers may recognize this view, captured from an unusual angle.
Leslie Heffron, PerfectLeslie Heffron's technical skill is to be admired in this "perfect" rendering of zinnias!
Ricardo Maldonado, Leaves of GoldRicardo Maldonado enjoys the challenge of painting outdoor scenes. He is interested in capturing the changes of light and color that occur in different seasons and at different times of day.
Sanjeev Nandan, DrummerSanjeev Nandan is a self-taught artist who infuses his imagination into real life subjects. His love for color is apparent!
Sidhartha Pani, Windmills of LaManchaSidhartha Pani uses bright colors and a textural quality to bring simplified shapes to life.
Edward Rice, October Light, WingaersheekEdward Rice captures the beauty of nature with his watercolors and invites viewers to enjoy quiet reflection.
Stephen Shapiro, Zakim BridgeThis view of the Zakim Bridge by Stephen Shapiro conjures up the excitement of approaching Boston at night.
Susan Spellman, Judith JamesonSusan Spellman seems to effortlessly capture movement in her portrait of Judith Jameson.
Betsy Wish, Yellow DinghyBetsy Wish loves to capture reflections. In this photograph, the yellow dinghy also perfectly reflects the colors of Fall.
Ron Wybranowki, Aspen GroveRon Wybranowki would like to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the beauty and magic of the world around us. Take a moment, now, to enjoy his photograph, “Aspen Grove at Kebler Pass”!
Jonathan Zuker, Hanging in TogetherJonathan Zuker’s “Hanging in Together” is loaded with energy and bold brush strokes!
Nedret Andre, SeagrassNedret Andre paints beautiful images of sea grass using both soft and vivid colors and lots of motion in her artwork. With her striking artwork, she aims to bring our attention to the importance of sea grass globally in the survival of endangered marine sea life.
Regina Berkeley, StreetThis piece is a part of Regina Berkeley’s charming series painted in a small village in France. Regina‘s process begins with a pencil sketch of a photograph which she then enlarges and pastes to a wooden panel.
Helen Berman, BenjyLook closely and you will see Benjy who appears to be enjoying his woodland stroll!
Kathi Blinn, Three Pears in a ReflectionKathi Blinn is intrigued by the way shapes change in reflections. She does a masterful job of capturing these reflections in this piece!
Bill Campbell, Bird of ParadiseHere Bill Campbell captures the glorious colors of the Bird of Paradise.
Alex Porras, SwanboatsIn this enchanting piece, Alix Porras, Copley Society of art, charms us with one of Boston’s iconic images: the Boston Swan Boats!
Robert Crooker, Linda's LeafRobert Crooker demonstrates finesse with this realistic rendering titled, “Linda’s Leaf”.
Gail Dwyer, Shnibbles and BitsGail Dwyer has playfully named her art quilt, “Shnibbles and Bits”. While the title may be playful, Gail’s technique and design skills should not be underestimated in this colorful piece.
Shannon Goheen, Dennis UnitedShannon Goheen creates unique pieces from woven plant material. She teams up with her husband, Thom Huettner, who creates her shadow box frames.
Sana Nadkarni, MalalaThis portrait of Malala, has been done by Sana Nadkarni, 13 years old! Sana is passionate both about painting and about sharing her talent in art. This summer she will be teaching art to children.
Rich Perry, Portland WillRich Perry believes in the power of music and enjoys photographing musicians in a variety of locations.
Andrea Rosenthal, Two Pails and a ShovelIn Andrea Rosenthal’s exhibit on “Toyhood”, she photographs a set of toys, all roughly 70 years old. The toys intrigue her both for the wear that they show and also for the memories they evoke.
Claire Torpey, MansionClaire Torpey photographs seascapes and buildings and prints them large scale. In this image of a mansion, she has captured the building from an unusual angle.
Cindy Weisbart, Plaza MayorCindy Weisbart is interested in images that demonstrate “coyuntura” – briefly explained as the idea of representations of our common humanity. This photograph was taken in Spain but seems to capture a sense of the universal joy that bubble play can bring.
Betsy Wish, Plum Island PatternsIn this photograph, Betsy Wish captures patterns in the wet sand on Plum Island. The vista extends as far as the eye can see, inviting the viewer into the photograph for a lovely summer beach stroll.
Jonathan Zuker, The RegattaWe are delighted to be showing Jonathan Zuker as our first Illuminations artist at MGH West in Waltham. Jonathan Zuker paints with a loose Impressionist brushstroke to capture the feeling of boats in his painting, "The Regatta".
Helen Berman, Bamboo ForestHelen Berman is one of our featured artists at our Concord site this month. She has traveled to Africa and Japan. Here you see a beautiful bamboo forest she photographed in Kyoto.
Brahim Bouirabdane, Moroccan InstrumentsBrahim draws his painting inspiration from his years growing up in Morocco. This show at MGH is his first exhibition!
Evelina Brozgul, LAPORTEEvelina Brozgul creates delicate and subtle effects using a special paint called egg tempera. Her highly imaginative artwork invites different interpretations from the viewer.
Bill Campbell, DingleIn this photograph, Bill Campbell captures the majestic cliffs of Dingle.
Harold Ellison, Duke Ellington BandHarold Ellison has shown artwork with us before and gotten a great reception. We are honored to have his artwork back this rotation to coincide with the celebration of Black History Month in February. Ellison captures the simple pleasures of life like listening to the sweet melodies of jazz.
Gisela Griffith, Secrets of NatureThis is one in a series of embroideries created by Gisela Griffith with the help of individual embroiders. Gisela’s intention was to artistically document plants that contain anti cancer compounds.
Janel Houton, Cedar Forest, JapanJanel spent 10 years in Japan and was inspired here to paint a beautiful Japanese Cedar Forest.
Karma Kitaj, City in SpaceKarma Kitaj creates encaustic paintings, a technique that involves applying melted beeswax and damar resin to the surface she works on.
David Maroney, View from the DockFor those of us experiencing this cold snowy winter, David Maroney’s “View” is a welcome relief from what we are seeing outside!
Ann Marie O'Dowd, Starlight RoosterAnn Marie O'Dowd’s bright and colorful artwork is bringing smiles to our patients in the waiting room!
Carol O'Neill, SourceCarol O’Neill’s paints beautiful abstract art. She has been told that her work touches the human spirit.
Ed Roche, State House LionBostonians may recognize this home grown lion!
Kitt Shaffer, PortalKitt Shaffer spends time painting in Southern Italy. In this lovely piece she captures the way the light falls both inside and outside.
Betsy Wish, Downeast ReflectionBetsy Wish is fascinated by reflections and loves to photograph out on her kayak. Look closely and you will see the reflection here.
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