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Healing Arts Community Galleries

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WellSpan Health recognizes that the arts can have a powerful effect on a patient’s experience and on the healing process. Art can serve as a touchstone for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. To that end, WellSpan has partnered with local arts organizations to establish Healing Arts Community Galleries in a number of our patient care locations. The artwork in our galleries is rotated throughout the year, allowing our patients, visitors, staff and community to enjoy changing artwork from various artists.

Studies show that the presence of art in a hospital setting can have positive impact not only on patient wellbeing and satisfaction, but also on health outcomes such as length of stay in a hospital and pain tolerance.

WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center

There are two public art galleries in the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center curated by Parliament Arts.

About The Parliament Arts Organization

The Parliament Arts Organization brings people together through arts and entertainment. The organization produces programs and events in the Royal Square District of York, PA. Their continued focus is to redefine York into a central area for arts and culture. This is made possible through corporate partnerships, collaborations and other arts organizations, and inspiring local artists through events and programming.

Heart & Vascular Center Artists via Parliament Arts

  • Brenda Welty *currently on display
  • Rita Whitney *currently on display
  • Robert Brown
  • Suzanne Rende
  • Vincent Schaffer
  • Jeannine Dabb
  • Andrea Gingerich

WellSpan York Cancer Center

There are two public art galleries in the WellSpan York Cancer Center. The gallery on the First Floor is curated by Parliament Arts; the Second Floor gallery is curated by York Art Association.

York Cancer Center Artists via Parliament Arts

  • Susan Davitti Darling *currently on display
  • Judeth Pekala Hawkins
  • Andi Simpson
  • Suzanne Rende
  • Pamela Black

About York Art Association

York Art Association has been celebrating the visual arts in our community since 1905. Their mission is to encourage and develop an interest in the visual arts; to provide opportunities for education through classroom instruction, workshops, lectures and publication; to support interaction within the community; and to provide a venue for members and non-members to exhibit their work in a gallery setting.

York Cancer Center Artists via York Art Association

  • Chris Gold  *currently on display
  • Glenn Blue
  • Deb Watson
  • Neil Scollan 
  • Anita Williams

WellSpan on Market

In the front window of our downtown York lab services location, Wellspan on Market, The Parliament Arts Organization curates a public art exhibit which rotates on a monthly basis.