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Healing Arts Program

Art contributes to healing. You can contribute through art.

The St. Joseph Healthcare Healing Arts Program was established in 2014 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, staff and artists. The purpose of the Healing Arts Program is to enhance the healthcare environment and aid in healing and recovery. The program is overseen by the St. Joseph Healthcare Art Commission, a group of volunteers who guide the exhibition and acquisition of art in many different forms: rotating art exhibits, permanent collections, sculpture, music and performances.

The growth of the Healing Arts program is supported by generous donors and the dedication of our amazing volunteers.

Arts Endowment Fund

We’re excited and grateful to announce the Mona Blitz Healing Arts Endowment Fund. In loving memory of his wife, Sandford (Sandy) Blitz generously funded the Mona Blitz Art Cart in 2014 (read more below) and has most recently created an endowed fund to support the continuance and expansion of the Healing Arts program, which provides art in many forms to aid with healing and recovery.

If you believe in the healing qualities of art and wish to strengthen the Mona Blitz Healing Arts Endowment Fund with a gift, click the "Donate Now" button above.

Mona Blitz Art Cart

The Mona Blitz Art Cart is designed to provide patients with art of their own choosing to decorate their room during their hospital stay. Our St. Joseph Healthcare Volunteers travel around the hospital with an iPad loaded with images of available art. The art for the Mona Blitz Art Cart was generously donated by Sandy Blitz, Mona's husband. Mona Blitz was a resident of Hudson, Maine, and was a former patient of St. Joseph Hospital and Hospice of St. Joseph. She passed away in 2014.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra duoBangor Symphony Orchestra duet play on third floor at St. Joe's

We’re proud to have added music to our Healing Arts program, through a partnership with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. The third Tuesday of each month cellist Marisa Solomon and violinist Lynn Brubaker will play for patients, visitors and staff at St. Joe’s on the third, fourth and sixth floors of the hospital.

The Gallery at 900

Quirk Bangor LogoThe Gallery at 900 is home to St. Joseph Healthcare Internal Medicine at Building 5 of the 900 Broadway campus. The Gallery at 900 is host to a rotating art exhibit as well as permanent and loaned collections. Other exhibit space includes various hallways and meeting rooms at St. Joseph Hospital at 360 Broadway in Bangor. To apply to be considered for an independent exhibit at The Gallery at 900, please read our guidelines.

Special thanks to Quirk Chevrolet and Maine Chevy Dealers for being our sponsor of the Gallery at 900 for the 2021 year.

Highlighted Artists at The Gallery

The St. Joseph Healthcare Art Commission is pleased to welcome these artists to The Gallery at 900.

Dec. 4, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021

Nina Jerome

March 1 - May 29, 2021

Jeff Wahlstrom

May 27 - Aug. 27, 2021

James Linehan

Aug. 27 - Dec. 3, 2021

Edward Harrow, MD

Dec. 3, 2021 - Feb. 25, 2022

Kristborg Whitney

Nina Jerome

Nina Jerome Artwork

A long-time resident of Maine, Nina Jerome finds inspiration for her work in both natural and constructed environments, drawing and painting in series that examine visual variations of place.

For her the painting process marks time and conveys her personal direction through the land as she witnesses its light, movement, and changes. Nina Jerome spends the warmer months
in coastal Maine, a rich visual resource with its undeveloped shoreline and wide-ranging tidal fluctuations. She has also explored sense-of-place in mountain areas, Maine roadways, and urban aerial views, relating her landscape interest to places within her personal experience.

Having completed residencies in Iceland, Virginia, and on two favorite Maine islands, she has extended that range beyond her place of residence. Jerome has created paintings for fourteen public art projects in Maine including a series of six triptychs for the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Jerome is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Rhode Island School of Design and taught drawing and painting at the University of Maine for twenty-seven years. She paints in her downtown Bangor studio.



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