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UMCP Hosts Art Opening for Exhibit of Drawings by Patricia Brentano

Nov 3, 2016
University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) will host a wine and cheese reception on Friday, November 18, to mark the opening of Sacred Understory, an exhibit of drawings by artist and environmentalist Patricia Brentano.

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.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at by Friday, November 11.

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

The exhibit will be on display in the Art for Healing Gallery from November 14, 2016 through February 26, 2017.

Ms. Brentano is known for artworks characterized by a connection to the natural world. Her drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Missouri, Indiana, California and Arizona. Her work also is included in the permanent art collection at UMCP.

The collection was acquired over several years, and the artworks are displayed throughout the hospital as part of the Art for Healing program. Research shows that viewing art can help 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 rotating exhibits of work by artists whose work is in the permanent Art for Healing collection. Artworks in the gallery are available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the hospital.

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