PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI), the state’s leader in hospice and palliative care since 1976, highlights the work of Rhode Island artists in its third season 2012, at its 1085 North Main St., headquarters in Providence.
Making art accessible through public and private partnerships is just one of the objectives that makes Public Art Works, a group of professional Rhode Island-based artists, an important entity in the promotion of art in public space. Public Art Works (PAW), began working with HHCRI toward the end of 2009. ”The arts have positive effects on quality of life and contribute to what it means to be human, especially in times of illness. A continually growing body of research shows the qualitative and quantitative benefits of the arts and health, demonstrating the critical role of the field in the health and well-being of individuals and communities from rural to metropolitan. HHCRI is leading the way in bringing this message to the public and increasing awareness of the arts in public space.” says Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, member of Public Art Works.
“Just as it’s said that art can enhance life, speak to the soul, spark memories and help us express emotion, these art exhibitions can help us further our mission to provide for the spiritual and emotional well-being of our patients and their families, even as we provide physical care,” said Diana Franchitto, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island president/CEO. “We’ll also be promoting a sense of community and helping local artists by showing their work.”
The thoughtful and meditative photography of Cindy Horovitz Wilson will be on exhibit through early September 2012. Cindy has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. She earned her BA from the University of Rhode Island in 1978, studied briefly at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and received her Masters of Fine Art from Tyler School of Art of Temple University in 1984.
After a 20 year career as a wedding photographer, she decided to pursue her true passions of travel photography and teaching. Together with colleague Eileen McCarney Muldoon she founded "Profundo Journeys Inspirational Photo Workshops". With like-minded students, they travel from Maine to Italy, for the purposes of technical and artistic development. Cindy is a member of the Art League of Rhode Island, South County Art Association, Newport Photo Guild, Wickford Art Association, and the Mystic Art Association.