Johns Hopkins Medicine Showcases Hundreds of Artists
Johns Hopkins Medicine is a world class health care system that sets a standard of excellence in all that they do. It’s no surprise with such a diverse and highly dedicated community of employees that they would also produce an incredible group of talented artists. The Johns Hopkins Medicine National Arts Program® Exhibit’s coordinator is Amanda Myers. Since 2009 Amanda has made the tremendous task of hanging such a large art show, look effortless. She has consistently demonstrated a dedication to this program and this year was no different. A total of 252 pieces of art were displayed in the Turner Concourse, which has been the perfect stage for both the exhibit and awards reception since the show's inception in 2008. Amanda commented that the reception had a huge turnout with approximately 500 people in attendance and included three brand new speakers. The officials present included; Executive Vice President and COO of Hopkins, Charles Reuland, Senior Vice President of HR for the Johns Hopkins Health System, Inez Stewart and Vice President of HR, Kristena Lukish, who were all thrilled to be a part of the big day. They were so moved by the talent of this group that they have begun thinking of ways to incorporate some of the pieces from the show on semi-permanent display around campus.
In addition to the leadership going above and beyond, the Best of Show winner, Ann Morris, has also decided to donate a piece to the new oncology outpatient building that is set to open this spring. She is a cancer center employee and started displaying her work in recent years and was thrilled to have taken home the top prize. This was the eighth annual NAP exhibit for Johns Hopkins Medicine and was on display from December 13th through February 7th. We are as always grateful for the efforts of Amanda Myers who makes this show the success that it is.