UMCP to Host Art Opening on March 13

Feb 19, 2015

Halcyon Days 72dpi for Web
Halcyon Days (pictured above) will be among the artworks by Renee Kumar exhibited at University Medical Center of Princeton.

University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) will host a wine and cheese reception on Friday, March 13, to officially open The Natural Order of Things, an exhibit of mixed media and collage artworks by award-winning local artist Renee Kumar.

The reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Art for Healing Gallery, which is located in the concourse connecting UMCP to the Medical Arts Pavilion and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center.

To attend, please RSVP at by March 6.

Attendees should park in Lot V1 at the front of the hospital and use the East Entrance. (Facing the hospital, the East Entrance is to the right.) Once inside, attendees will be greeted and directed to the gallery.

Ms. Kumar, who lives in West Windsor, works with watercolor and other media on paper and wood. Her work has been exhibited throughout the region and several of her pieces are part of UMCP's permanent art collection, which includes about 350 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other original works.

UMCP's collection was acquired over several years, and the works are displayed throughout the hospital as part of the Art for Healing program. Research shows that viewing art, particularly images of nature, can alleviate anxiety and stress, reduce blood pressure, shorten hospital stays and even limit the need for pain medication.

The Art for Healing Gallery, made possible by a generous donation from Princeton Anesthesia Services, features a local artist on a rotating basis. The Natural Order of Things will be exhibited from March 6 through July 19. The artworks are available for purchase, and 20 percent of the proceeds benefit the hospital.

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