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CGH healing art gallery to feature Bob Logsdon and David Bingaman

Hospital news | Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Contact: Nicole Bollman

Sterling, IL (November 27, 2018) - CGH Medical Center is pleased to present the Winter 2018-19 exhibition of our healing art gallery, “Spirit of the Heart.” The gallery showcases local artists and is open to all patients and community members. It is located in the north hallway between the hospital, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling and the CGH Main Clinic, 101 E. Miller Road, Sterling.

The featured artists for the Winter 2018 - 19 exhibition are: Bob Logsdon and David Bingaman. Their exhibit will be available for viewing until mid-February.

Bob Logsdon is an accomplished landscape photographer, residing in Grand Detour, Illinois. Bob is an extensive traveler who documents his traveling experience in his pictures. It is through photography that Bob introduces the viewer to his endless and challenging imagination.

Bob started his photography when his children were small. Over the last five decades, Bob has photographed his children, grandchildren, and now great grandchildren.

It was during his vacations, that he became interested in landscape and underwater photography. His travels through America provided him with an intimate insight into his subject and surroundings and peaked his desire to capture it in photographs.

In 2004, after Bob retired, his wife Colleen, the first director of the fine art gallery, The Next Picture Show, in Dixon, Illinois, encouraged him to exhibit his photography. Bob has been accepted in many juried art exhibitions and has received many awards.

Bob believes that photography is about much more than just making good pictures. For Bob, photography captures the essence of the subject that lives in the photograph and moves the viewer to another time and place.

David Bingaman began his photographic journey in 1973 when he bought a Nikon camera and backpacked throughout Europe and North Africa. Since that time, he has developed his skill in capturing landscapes as-well-as other natural and portrait subjects.

David lives on the Rock River in Dixon, IL with his wife Sarah where he pursues Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons and amazing sunsets. He is an Exhibiting Artist at The Next Picture Show (TNPS) in Dixon where he also serves on the Board of Directors. In 2018 he won “Best Landscape” at the Franklin Grove Harvest Festival, “Best of Photography” at the Grand Detour Arts Festival and Honorable Mention at the Lions, Tigers and Bears Exhibition at The Next Picture Show.

The purpose of the gallery is to host a venue for local artists to exhibit, and provide CGH patients, families and staff with the value of the creative process of art as a healing force. Select items are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds donated to the CGH Auxiliary.