Sylvester features 141 works of art in new exhibit.
Walking through the expansive lobby of Sylvester’s main facility on the medical campus, your eyes are immediately drawn to a gallery wall, filled with soaring artwork. Sylvester’s first Art Is Medicine exhibit, a brainchild of Sylvester's Chief Transformation Officer, Desert Horse Grant, is a compilation of art by artists representing the continuum of care: patients, faculty, staff, families, cancer survivors and members of the local community.
“One beautiful way of helping with cancer is using art and music therapy,” Horse Grant said. “At Sylvester, we celebrate art and its power to heal, to connect us to one another and the community.”
Sylvester sought visual arts entries, including paintings, sketches, photographs, and digital art, and received 141 submissions. A panel of judges from within and outside the visual arts community selected 17 works to be framed and exhibited at the new Sylvester Gallery. All other entries are on display on video monitors in the gallery and exhibited in digital picture books at Sylvester at Plantation, Sylvester at Deerfield, and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center.
“We were proud to launch the Sylvester Gallery on Dec. 1, aligned with the opening week of Miami’s Art Basel,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Many of our patients appreciate Miami’s renowned art, from its street murals to fine art galleries, and we felt it was important to bring original artwork into a prominent space where they receive treatment and care.”