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Chelsea Center for the Arts Presents: The Nature of Art

A collaborative project between Chelsea Community Hospital and Chelsea Center for the Arts will feature 26 works of art by 15 Michigan artists later this month.

“The Nature of Art” exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and photographs that were chosen by the art committee of the CCH, according to information about the project.

The free exhibition will be on display at CCA from Oct. 15 – Jan. 18, 2013 at 400 Condon St., on Tuesdays – Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon and on Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

Plus, there will be a reception for the new exhibit on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m.

Here’s a list of the artists: Marty Walker, Janet Kohler, Elaine Ang, Joan Kelley, Neta Mills, Rose Bradley, Janet Alford, Robin Phillips, Missy Cowan, Tammy Burke, Nancy Murray, Sue Craig, Carolyn Weins, Jan Herrick, and John Mitchell.

In addition to the exhibit, two “giclee” (high quality) reproductions of each work will be made and hung in new patient rooms at CCH. “The idea that art inspired by nature has the ability to positively affect a person’s attitude (and even their well-being), has long been suggested both anecdotally and through studies,” according to the information about the exhibit.

And, nature-inspired art is being used more frequently by hospitals, physicians, therapists and individuals.

“Nature’s organic forms and colors can produce a powerful sense of calm, and be a place of mental and emotional refuge,” the information states. “These forms are also, filled with energy, light and life, and so can also be a source of renewal.”

CCA’s mission is to enrich the quality of community life through programs that foster the creation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts, according to the information. The art center offers classes, workshops, private lessons, after-school art clubs, summer camps, outreach programs, exhibitions, performances, as well as special events for youths and adults.

In addition, if you would like to know more about the CCA board of directors’ application process, call 433-2787, or e-mail Leslie Surel at [email protected]

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