February 11, 2015

When patients and visitors enter the new CAMC Cancer Center, they will notice artwork adorning the walls that has special meaning.

The CAMC Healing Arts Program is centered on creating a healing journey from the lobby, through the hallways and into the treatment areas. These works were created by West Virginia artists whose styles are not only unique, but designed to enhance the environment of care and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

“One of our goals all along has been to make the cancer center a community project,” said Gail Pitchford, CAMC Foundation president. “It is the result of the power of many, which includes West Virginia’s talented artists.”

An art selection committee considered applications from a variety of artists who work in various media. More than 200 paintings, photographs and wood and glass sculptures will hang on the walls.

While the art evokes messages of hope and healing for patients, visitors and staff, each piece has deeper meaning because each artist has a connection to West Virginia and cancer.

   

Steve Payne                                                                    Jonathan Cox                                                       Helen Ziebold Chilton                         Kevin Lyles

  

Leslie Cerier                                                         Linda Schweitzer 

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