Today at St. Boniface Hospital local AIHM artists Lois Gillespie, Vanessa Kuzina and Stacey Kemmesies sing for the folks on E4 during the afternoon tea.
It was like the Andrews Sisters came for tea- time.
Cheers to Lois Gillespie and Tim Cummings for their profile with peacebeats.org.
CMU student Stacey Kemmesies will be playing her practicum at St. Boniface Hospital and Tache Centre/Action Marguerite this academic year. Artists in Healthcare are delighted to have Stacey.
The impact is immediate and huge and it shows you why you chose to be an artist.
-Keith Price, guitarist
CancerCare Manitoba – Art by the Big Blue Chair
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!
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 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.
“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
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
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