Health Arts Network at Duke Continues the Tradition

As usual this was another extremely successful year for the Duke Employee Art Show. There were 135 amazing artworks displayed from August 29th through September 26th. Since 1978, the Duke Employee Art Show has shared the talent of Duke employees with the Duke University community. In 2008, HAND partnered with the National Arts Program® to produce an employee and family art show that included cash prizes, scholarships and the addition of the youth and teen categories. This was their Fourth Annual National Arts Program® Employee Art Exhibition and also marked the introduction of a brand new exhibit space. Their new gallery space is located on the first floor of the hospital in a busy corridor with wonderful natural light, large windows and seating for staff and visitors to sit and enjoy the art.

The reception, which was held on the exhibits opening day, took place in the Hospital Courtyard and attendees lingered long after the ceremony to enjoy the artwork and good company. The staff of the Health Arts Network at Duke does a phenomenal job executing this exhibition and making sure that the staff, patients and visitors can all fully enjoy the experience. We were told that even today they are still receiving enthusiastic comments regarding the show!

Chelsea Jahn (R) proudly displays her piece entitled “Hope”, which is made entirely from medication vial tops, with help from her sister.