Drama, beauty, nostalgia expressed in Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine art show

Image from the Fall 2013 Art Show

More than 120 pieces of art, by 38 regional artists, are on display as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s latest art show. The open call for this exhibition – the seventh in the school’s series – netted a range of entries, from paintings and photography to three-dimensional art and poetry.

The school invites local community members to attend the show’s official opening on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests can view the art on the school’s first and second floors and attend a catered reception in the school’s atrium.

The show is sponsored by the school’s Creativity in Health Education Program, which strives to expand the social, cultural, and humanistic awareness of its students. The program also aims to involve community members in the life of the school.

“The response to our call-for-entries for each show has grown steadily since we launched the first one several years ago,” said Dr. David Trinkle, founder of the program and associate dean for community and culture at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. “With nearly 200 total submissions, this show was no exception. It’s gratifying to see people appreciate the connection between the arts and healing. It’s also rewarding to watch the interactions between members of the school and the community.”

The pieces for the show will be on display through the spring of 2014. The building usually has restricted access, so the Dec. 4 event will provide an ideal opportunity for the public to view the artwork. Following the public opening, viewing of the art will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact Rocio Garza Tisdell at 540-526-2571 or rbgarza@carilionclinic.org.

Written by Catherine Doss