Finding novelty in the common, paintings by Eleanor Miller
Works now on exhibit at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, RI – Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island (Hope Hospice RI), the state's leader in hospice and palliative care since 1976, highlights the work of Rhode Island artists in its seventh season, 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 Hope Hospice RI toward the end of 2009.
"Highlighting the work of area artists while providing a visual respite for patients, family members and staff remains an important goal for Public Art Works. So much has been written about the healing arts and the role that the arts plays in everyday life. We are happy to be part of the Hope Hospice RI success story," says Nancy Gaucher-Thomas. - Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Public Art Works.
"Eleanor's ethereal oil paintings evoke a quiet reverence to nature, just in time for spring," said Diana Franchitto, President & CEO of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island. "We are happy to share Eleanor's work with our patients' family members and other visitors at our Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Many thanks to Eleanor and Public Art Works for sharing these wonderful paintings with us!"
Of her work painter, Eleanor Miller says, "Painting is the result of quiet observation in nature, that which is obvious to the eye and also what is not obvious. The things that seem ordinary and common are a fascination. Finding novelty in the common, looking at what is primal, archaic and universal is where truth and meaning sits. The beauty lies in the familiarity and intimacy. The images that interest me discuss life's continuing process and the mystery of its evolution. There is balance in the natural world that is driven by survival. Nothing in nature is arbitrary; everything is connected and has a purpose."
Artists interested in submitting their work may visit www.publicartri.com for additional information. For more information about Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island's services, visit HopeHospiceRI.org or call (401) 415-4200.
Public Art Works is a group of professional Rhode Island based artists working to promote art in public spaces. Inspired by a shared belief that art is essential for the common interests and well-being of the community, Nancy
Gaucher-Thomas, Kenneth Speiser and Merle Mainelli Poulton have joined together in a collaborative effort to identify and/or create site specific works of art for public and private installation.
Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island (Hope Hospice RI), the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is the largest hospice in Rhode Island and the second oldest in the nation. For more than four decades, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island has been a leader in hospice and palliative care, compassionately and skillfully providing comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual care. With a vision to enable patients, their families and loved ones to have a meaningful experience during a difficult time, Hope Hospice RI helps people live out their lives with comfort and dignity.