Art Force premieres new offering at Chicago Conference


Art Force Director of Healthcare & Art Services Leslie Palmer-Ross presented Beyond the Built: Using Design to Develop Art Programming for Patients with Breeze Glazer of Perkins + Will and Robin Glazer of The Creative Center at University Settlement during the Healthcare Facilities Symposium last week.

R. Glazer and Palmer-Ross introduced their partner program Still Life: Art by People Who Know Healthcare Best. The program is a collection of images created by professional artists who are living with illness.

The program offers framed images with the value add of image based collaterals and arts programming for patients, staff, and visitors. The presentation illuminated how the power of the creative spans from a facility’s design team and the artists’ creative process and should be integrated into the lives of all who use the space. On-going programming “keeps the art alive” and positively impacts patient, family, and employee satisfaction.


Selected images from Still Life:

“Monkey Business Tango” by Cecily Firestein
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“Capriccio 87” by Cliff Enright


"Daybreak" by Donna Levinstone
“Daybreak” by Donna Levinstone
Caulton_Mouths of Babes
“Mouths of Babes” by Donna Caulton
Ritz_Autumn Trees
“Autumn Trees” by Lorna Ritz