Art by the Big Blue Chair, CancerCare Manitoba

CancerCare Manitoba – Art by the Big Blue Chair

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This new program funded through a grant to Artists in Healthcare from the Manitoba Arts Council began Aug 20th.

“Thanks to Lulu from Poco beads for donating beads and kits to the patients at Cancercare Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital programs!”

I asked our artist Kate Black, if she had any stories for our board, to help us get a feel for how the new art at bedside program was going and received the following:

Of course I have stories!

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Healing with Music in Turkey

Doctors at a hospital in Istanbul are turning to an unusual form of medicine – music. Music therapy may sound a strange approach to modern medicine but according to doctors at the Memorial hospital in the Turkish capital it is producing results.

The man behind the drive is Professor Bingur Sonmez and he has been joined by his colleagues Dr Erol Can and Mehmet Susam in order to revive the traditional Islamic idea of music therapy. Continue reading

Cre8ive Art Supplies

Cre8ive Supplies is pleased to offer art specialists working with Artists in Healthcare a daily discount of 20% on all retail purchases, and free sign-up for our reward points program.

All they have to do is identify themselves as a network affilliate of Artists in Healthcare at the time of their purchase.
Additional discounts may be available on larger orders, just ask!

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Canadian Virtual Hospice

Here is a link to information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.


http://www.virtualhospice.ca

Aaron Shorr’s guitar has a healing effect


“Artists in Healthcare,
I would like to thank all of you for your hard work. I can imagine sometimes your work can seem like it goes unnoticed, or unappreciated but it contributes to many success stories of people surviving cancer, or having a better quality of life.
My father is a cancer survivor, so directly or indirectly, I thank you.
Here is my short story about the pictures if you’d like to put either, or both, on your blog: Continue reading

Lois Gilespie and Vanessa Kuzina play at the Buhler Gallery

Vanessa Kuzina and Lois Gilespie at the Buhler Gallery

A little Christmas concert was held at the Buhler Gallery in the St. Boniface Hospital for the staff and patients.

Both artists are talented singers and guitar players and they sang both festive tunes and some original songs. Continue reading

A book about art and healthcare

Mary Louise Chown has recently published a book based on her six years experience working
as a visiting artist for AIHM.

Mary Louise’s book is a narrative interweaving of conversations, reflections, folktales and stories, told by patients in hospice and palliative care settings. Continue reading

Arts and Cultural Industries of Manitoba features AIHM

Artists in Healthcare Manitoba is a

featured member of ACI MB for May 2011

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Amazing Musician Gives His All

“Amazing Musician Gives His All. Summer Student Program Begins

“Hi Shirley, WOW!

Guitars at CancerCare

Here is a new Video about the healing power of music.