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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.
William Betcher, A Thousand LiliesA Thousand Lilies, is one of Betcher's meditative photographs from a series taken of a lily pond in Southern Maine. Betcher has returned to photograph the pond in all seasons for the last ten years.
Elliot Burg, 4x100 meter relay team, women 75-79Elliot Burg has created a photographic series from his trip to the National Senior Olympics in 2015. This piece, along with the others in his series, captures the beauty and determination of the participants.
Anna Gail Campanelli, Five Sunflowers on Purple GroundAnna Gail Campanelli takes joy in plein air painting and over the years has taken inspiration from her own gardens.
Davi-Ellen Chabner, Flying and Standing FlamingosIn Flying and Standing Flamingos, Davi-Ellen Chabner demonstrates her finesse in photographing birds in motion.
Emily Cromwell, Fox Under the StarsEmily Cromwell's whimsical illustrations are bringing smiles to visitors of our waiting rooms!
Kristi Cromwell, Bright Pink DahliaKristi Cromwell likes to share her delight in nature by capturing its beauty in photographs.
Katherine Hurxthal, MaraboutKatherine Hurxthal's painted images often arise from her past experiences in the peace corps. She is also inspired by Matisse, Picasso and various contemporary painters.
Himantika Kumari, HappinessHimantika Kumari is a self-taught artist with the Rajput Mothers Foundation. She has a whimsical illustrational style and uses mixed media in her artwork.
Michael Lenihan, Vineyard Red DoorMichael Lenihan paints oil landscapes of scenic vistas both in New England and abroad.
Karole Nicholson, InvitingKarole Nicholson transforms the "green" of landscapes into a personal palette that celebrates color.
Bil Palmer, Back Road to FrancestownIn Bil Palmer's photograph, the play of light on a back road creates a magical setting.
Soroush Shabahang, Darakeh River in the MorningSoroush Shabahang, our MGH West Waltham Cancer Center artist, uses meticulous brush strokes to capture the tiniest of details in his nature themed oil paintings.
Stephen Shapiro, HuntingtonStephen Shapiro's photograph "Huntington" invites us into the spectacular entrance of the Huntington Library outside of Pasadena, California.
Randi Siu, All About AuroraRandi Siu has created a series of paintings all in meditative shades. The colors are inspired by lighting at various times of the day and night.
Garrow Throop, Freycinet, TasmaniaGarrow Throop, our artist at the MGH Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital, draws us deep into the landscape of Tasmania with his compelling composition.
Rose Wang, Fenway ParkRose Wang paints one of Boston's favorite spots: Fenway Park!
Decue Wu, BostonDecue Wu, digital artist, creates a playful vision of Boston.
Ron Wybranowski, Aspen in the FogRon Wybranowski, our Danvers MGH/Northshore Cancer Center artist, captures the quiet beauty of Aspen.
Sue Yang, Meditation - Chanting no 3Sue Yang's painting process plays an important part in her creation; she chants with each brush stroke she takes to the canvas.
Jerry Younger, MD, Red LechweJerry Younger, MD, photographs the grace and beauty of the Red Lechwe.
Marsha Zavez, At the BeachPainting makes Marsha Zavez happy; her joy spills over into her brightly colored canvases.
Matt Carrano, Water Lillies, No. 1For Matt Carrano, the actual landscape is only a starting point for his creative oil paintings. He also mixes memory and imagination in his artwork.
Davi-Ellen Chabner, Large Golden DunesDavi-Ellen Chabner's dune photography takes on an almost abstract quality of golden browns and blue hues.
Robert Crooker, The Grand Mosque in Abu DhabiRobert Crooker's paintings contain elements of both magic and imagination.
Erik Eskedal, Window CurvesErik Eskedal offers viewers a new perspective on a vintage car.
Christine Kenny Frisbee, Barnstable Marsh EgretChristine Kenny Frisbee finds inspiration in the palette of color created by the sun and water on Cape Cod.
Alice Gardner, Frog Pond CarouselAlice Gardner works first with gouache paint in bold primary colors. She then covers her paintings with india ink, which when washed off, reveals exciting textures.
Craig S. Higgins, AnenomePhotographer, Craig S. Higgins, who is also a writer and painter, delights in capturing floral details with his camera.
Carolyn Latanision, Eastern Point BreezesIn Eastern Point Breezes, award winning watercolorist, Carolyn Latanision, demonstrates her open lively technique.
Ann M. Lee, Summer JoyLove of fabric drives Ann M. Lee's art. She enjoys the challenge of making disparate fabric work together as a whole.
Judith Metcalfe, Orchid ChorusIn Orchid Chorus, Judith Metcalfe demonstrates her remarkable craft with watercolor.
Bil Palmer, Miller's DoorIn Bil Palmer's photograph, a red window and door create an interesting juxtaposition with stones in various shades of gray. Palmer is showing at our Danvers MGH/Northshore Cancer Center site.
Nan Porter, Crossing LightNan Porter infuses her paintings with the feelings of summer drawn from childhood memories.
Joseph Rampulla, Windy AfternoonIn this oil painting, Joseph Rampulla captures the natural patterns and rhythm of New England landscape.
Edward Roche, Purple TulipsEdward Roche celebrates the beauty of Spring tulips.
Daniel Senie, Assabet ReflectionsDaniel Senie's Assabet Reflections, takes on abstract qualities of color and shape, while, at the same time projecting calm and tranquility.
Stephen Shapiro, Moscow River Bridge 1Stephen Shapiro's photography transports the viewer to a magical night setting in Moscow.
Garrow Throop, Queenstown, New ZealandGarrow Throop, our Waltham MGH West Cancer Center artist, inspires the viewer with remarkable perspective on landscape.
Krista Young, White DoveKrista Young is drawn to photographing birds and sunlight. She captures both in her photograph of a young white Dove.
Jerry Younger, MD, Golden Weaver, Namibia 2016Jerry Younger, MD offers viewers a unique close up view of a Golden Weaver in Namibia.
Ron Wybranowski, Coffins PondRon Wybranowski, our artist at the MGH Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital, captures the beauty of New England Autumn.
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!
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