St. Joe's Hospital Selects Novi Artists to Provide Artwork for New Patient Tower
Two Novi artists were among the 84 Michigan artists who will have their art featured.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) hospital in Pontiac has selected 84 Michigan artists, inlcluding two from Novi, to provide artwork for its new South Patient Tower scheduled to open in 2014, according to a press release.
The artists from Novi are Darcel Deneau and Kim Kozlowski.
A call for artists issued this spring by SJMO requested submissions that support the healing journey, represent the community and present elements of nature or water and landscapes. Peace and healing is the dominant theme of the art project. The SJMO arts program is aimed at creating an experience that heals bodies, nurtures souls and comforts hearts.
Submissions represented a variety of media, including sculpture; two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork; original art; oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; limited edition prints, giclee prints, mixed-media art, glass, mosaics, wall sculpture, fabric art, collages and photography.
The newly acquired artworks, both purchased and commissioned, will be placed in the new main lobby, elevator lobbies, waiting rooms, corridors, consultation rooms, patient rooms and public areas.
More than 225 artists from throughout Michigan applied to have their artwork considered. A total of nearly 850 pieces of artwork will be selected, including 47 major commissions. Aesthetics, Inc., of San Diego, Calif., is coordinating the art project with SJMO leadership. Funding for the artwork is being provided by private donors.
SJMO’s new eight-story South Patient Tower will have 208 technologically enhanced, private patient rooms.The new patient rooms are designed for medical/ surgical patients and will deploy the most advanced medical and communication technology.
The above information was submitted in a press release by St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.