The hospital's Art Program is overseen by the Friends of New London Hospital Art Committee. The committee is a volunteer group of local artists and community members. The program draws from the extensive art community in the area, inviting artists to exhibit and sell their work or submit their works for permanent display.
It is known that art can play a powerful role in bringing comfort and relief to those receiving treatment or care in a hospital setting. We're delighted to have the opportunity to enhance the environment of New London Hospital for our patients, families, guests and staff with interesting and beautiful artwork.
Friends of New London Hospital Art Committee
L-R standing: Larry Harper, Joanne Ferguson, Laura Beth and Bob Foster
L-R seated: Janet Miller Haines and NLH staff member, Kathleen Kennedy
Not present: Dusty Logan
For information on the New London Hospital Art Program please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.526.5322
The hospital hosts Art Receptions to kick off each new exhibit. Receptions are free and open to the public. The next reception is Thursday, October 2 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the hospital's main lobby.
The art exhibits rotate on average every four months. Art is displayed in five exhibit areas off the hospital's main lobby. Artwork in the exhibit is traditionally available for sale. Each artist pledges to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the hospital's Annual Fund.
The current exhibit runs May - August 29 and features these area artists:
Price sheets available here.
If you are an artist who is interested in exhibiting at New London Hospital, click here.
"Healing is a physical and emotional process requiring conventional medical intervention and spiritual strength. There is an evolving body of literature to support my long held and frequently voiced contention that what I can provide to restore health pales in comparison to the contribution of patient's attitude. New London Hospital has embarked on a new and exciting program, collaborating with local artists to provide an environment which enhances that all-important spiritual side of healing. It's a fine example of talented, committed community members pitching in to help friends in need. Drab institutional walls have been transformed by paintings into avenues of motivation to take a few more steps, transcend the pains by visualization, recollection and inspiration of finer times ahead. The artwork on display allow patients, families and staff the opportunity to pause, refresh and carry on with fortitude and a positive attitude toward restoring physical and mental well-being."
–Donald Eberly, MD NLH Surgeon
"In August 2005, my wife Sheri was diagnosed with cancer. When her health was failing, she was admitted to New London Hospital the first week of December. Three times a day, Sheri and I walked the corridors of the hospital. This was shortly after NLH began featuring the work of regional artists in the hallways. We have always been ardent lovers of art. Looking at the painting and sharing our thoughts and feelings made a very difficult time a little less so. The beautiful artwork helped us escape to a different place and time. For a little while, we could leave our troubles behind. We were both especially drawn to one of Vicki Koron's painting called Winter Walk. It shows a tranquil winter scene with a person and dog walking in the distance. We purchased this painting and, as it turned out, this was the last painting we purchased together. Sheri died in December. Her final gift to me was to leave instructions about how to have our bedroom redecorated. Of course, this included a special place on our bedroom wall for Winter Walk. Sheri and I were married for 37 years and I feel her presence when I look at Winter Walk. Having an art exhibit in the hospital is a wonderful thing. It's part of health and rehabilitation. I'm glad that, during our final weeks together, we had this special love and appreciation to share."
–Steve Ensign, New London
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