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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.
Jane Coder's artwork is driven by color and inspired by the world around her.
Deborah Dendler enjoys working with materials like terra cotta that have been used for thousands of years.
In Shelly Eager's peaceful painting, "La Casa di Lucca", she encourages viewers to find the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Roseann Eliseo's "Freedom" is one of many photos she took on her commute to work and sent daily to her sisters and friends.
Any car lover can relate to Robert Hager's charming rendering of a man, a car, and the Cape.
Paula Herman began first as a photographer and she describes her current painting technique as being informed by her "photographer's eye".
Jim Kociuba's work is inspired by "Komorebi", a Japanese word which describes the way sunlight filters through tree leaves.
Lori Lander is drawn to the special grace and dignity of women across the world as they attend to the rhythms of daily life.
Serenity can be found in Joe Reardon's scenic photograph, overlooking the Amalfi coast.
In this watercolor, Anne Recchia captures a dramatic view of the Grand Canyon.
In Lynne Schulte's painting, an array of sunflowers seem to greet the day.
In Joe Statska's "Unsleeping" series, he captures images at unusual times of day.
Beatriz 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 photographs dramatic vistas all over the world, this one being in Patagonia.
Betsy Wish invites us to appreciate the details of a flower in her well executed close-up shot.
This photograph, taken 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’s paintings evoke both the beauty and the complex experience of women.
For this show at Mass General, Robert Cashin is sharing a series of photos from Key West, one of his favorite places!
Marcia Cooper likes to paint the quiet moments in serene surroundings. These “Cool Kayakers” certainly seem to be enjoying themselves!
If Gail Dwyer’s art quilt reminds you of the sun, you’re right! The name of the piece is “Awaken”. Gail complements her stitched sun with a collection of traditional patchwork squares, playfully assembled.
A 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 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’s technical skill is to be admired in this “perfect” rendering of zinnias!
Ricardo 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 is a self-taught artist who infuses his imagination into real life subjects. His love for color is apparent!
Sidhartha Pani uses bright colors and a textural quality to bring simplified shapes to life.
Edward Rice captures the beauty of nature with his watercolors and invites viewers to enjoy quiet reflection.
This view of the Zakim Bridge by Stephen Shapiro conjures up the excitement of approaching Boston at night.
Susan Spellman seems to effortlessly capture movement in her portrait of Judith Jameson.
Betsy Wish loves to capture reflections. In this photograph, the yellow dinghy also perfectly reflects the colors of Fall.
Ron 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’s “Hanging in Together” is loaded with energy and bold brush strokes!
Nedret 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.
This 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.
Look closely and you will see Benjy who appears to be enjoying his woodland stroll!
Kathi Blinn is intrigued by the way shapes change in reflections. She does a masterful job of capturing these reflections in this piece!
Here Bill Campbell captures the glorious colors of the Bird of Paradise.
In this enchanting piece, Alix Porras, Copley Society of art, charms us with one of Boston’s iconic images: the Boston Swan Boats!
Robert Crooker demonstrates finesse with this realistic rendering titled, “Linda’s Leaf”.
Gail 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 creates unique pieces from woven plant material. She teams up with her husband, Thom Huettner, who creates her shadow box frames.
This 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 believes in the power of music and enjoys photographing musicians in a variety of locations.
In 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 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 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.
In 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.
We 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 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 draws his painting inspiration from his years growing up in Morocco. This show at MGH is his first exhibition!
Evelina Brozgul creates delicate and subtle effects using a special paint called egg tempera. Her highly imaginative artwork invites different interpretations from the viewer.
In this photograph, Bill Campbell captures the majestic cliffs of Dingle.
Harold 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.
This 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 spent 10 years in Japan and was inspired here to paint a beautiful Japanese Cedar Forest.
Karma Kitaj creates encaustic paintings, a technique that involves applying melted beeswax and damar resin to the surface she works on.
For 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’s bright and colorful artwork is bringing smiles to our patients in the waiting room!
Carol O’Neill’s paints beautiful abstract art. She has been told that her work touches the human spirit.
Bostonians may recognize this home grown lion!
Kitt Shaffer spends time painting in Southern Italy. In this lovely piece she captures the way the light falls both inside and outside.
Betsy 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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