NOV. 14, 2005 | At the 1964 opening of an addition to
Since its opening in 2002, the Family Home has provided safe homelike housing for patients of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at UAMS and for parents for infants in the
In addition to providing a comfortable place for patients and their families to rest, the Family Home goes one step further by decorating its great room, library and first floor hall with original works of art on loan from the Local Colour gallery. The participating artists select the paintings to be displayed and rotate the works every six months.
“There’s something about coming into this space and seeing this original art that people automatically know there is something special about it,” said Robin Dean,
“When Doll Wilkins visited with Local Colour about a loan program, it was well received. Everyone at Local Colour has been supportive,” Holt said. Located at
Three years after the partnership was formed, the watercolors, oil paintings and other original artwork of Local Colour artists continue to grace the walls of the Family Home. It is the hope of Holt and her fellow artists that their works enrich the lives of patients, family members and volunteers who pass through the home.
“The response from the artists is great, but, more importantly, the patients seem to enjoy the original paintings done by local artists,” Holt said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community.”
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