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CGH healing art gallery to feature Jan Harvey and Home of Hope

Community news | Monday, August 6, 2018

Contact: Nicole Bollman

Sterling, IL (August 6, 2018) - CGH Medical Center is pleased to present the late Summer 2018 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 artist for the late Summer 2018 exhibition is: Jan Harvey. Jan’s art, self-described as “Country Flavored Watercolors,” have been inspired by 16 years of farm life as a “pinecreeker” in rural Oregon, IL. She loves to paint buildings, especially barns and farmland. In recent years she has been working in oils and doing “plein air painting” (painting outdoors).

“I’m amazed at God’s handiwork,” Harvey says, “as I study His originals to do mine.”

Jan Harvey studied art at Avapaii College, Prescott, AZ for 3 years, plus many workshops and encouragement from art friends. She has an RN from KSB School of Nursing and is a Rock Falls High School graduate.

Home of Hope is also featured in the late Summer 2018 exhibition, presenting “This is Me! This is Hope! – A Collaboration of Patient & Artist.” A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event. The mission at Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center is to be there for the patient as they navigate his/ her “journey.” Each client is a special person with a unique story. This has been a therapeutic process for both the artist and patient. The exhibit started at The Next Picture Show, Dixon, IL and will be traveling through the Sauk Valley area. The display at CGH will be available for viewing until mid-September.

“I am grateful to the artists and Home of Hope clients that came together to put this amazing exhibit together,” said Joan Padilla, Executive Director, Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center. “I was unsure the concept I had imagined could be fulfilled. As you will see, those involved surpassed my expectations! A big thank you to the artists involved.”

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.