Arts in Heathcare Archive
In 2007, a visual art and poetry exhibit titled "Beyond Katrina" was developed by residents of shelters in Central Louisiana after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina and toured widely under the auspices of Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare. AGAR sponsored the exhibit at University of Virginia Health Systems Hospital in collaboration with the University of Virginia Health Systems Hospital Art Committee. Exhibit took place in hallway gallery outside surgery waiting room in hospital where we estimate it was seen by an audience of 15,000.
In 2005, before the formal incorporation of Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc., Lynn Kable worked with Rebecca Massie Lane of Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, to design a project through which Lynn Kable , Donna Meeks, Groundskeeper and Garden Designer of Sweet Briar and Frances Butler, longest service Hospice Volunteer went to Japan to do a collaborative project on use of horticulture and gardens in healthcare settings in the USA and Japan. The U.S. representatives spoke at forums in Osaka and Sendai, and visited hospital gardens and horticultural programs in various parts of Japan including, Kansai Rosai Hospital, Osaka; Osaka Prefecture Medical Center for Respiratory and Allergic Diseases, Osaka; Suwa Chuo (Central) Hospital, Nagano; Miyagi Cancer Center Palliative Care Unit, Sendai; Miyagi Children’s Hospital, Sendai, and Honami No Sato Clinic, Furukawa-City.