Art Around the Corner Comes to Dixie Regional Medical Center
Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center is partnering with The Art Around the Corner (AAC) Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts, enriching the community, and bringing fine art to Southern Utah
To celebrate this new partnership and the opening of an exhibit of three-dimensional art installed by Art Around the Corner, Dixie Regional will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 28, at 7:30 a.m. in the outdoor dining area near Entrance 2.
There will be a brief program, light breakfast and then attendees can take a walking tour to view six beautiful and interesting sculptures.
“We are grateful and excited to partner with The Art Around the Corner Foundation to bring world-class art to Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center,” said Mitch Cloward, Administrator of Dixie Regional. “Art helps create a healing atmosphere. We feel that this addition to the hospital will help patients heal and recover, and we look forward to a great relationship with Art Around the Corner.”
In addition to the visual arts on display, attendees can enjoy lovely piano music played on a grand piano recently donated to the hospital by Carl and Shari Berger. The piano is located in the lobby not far from one of the Art Around the Corner pieces.
“The Art Around the Corner Foundation is delighted to be partnering with Intermountain Healthcare to extend the footprint of our outdoor sculpture gallery,” said Marianne Hamilton, Board Chair for The Art Around the Corner Foundation. “We believe that art has the ability to enrich the human experience. The beautiful sculptures created by the talented artists are sure to do just that for all visitors to the hospital campus. Art Around the Corner looks forward to a long-lasting relationship with our Intermountain Healthcare team.”
The newly installed sculptures at Dixie Regional are: Arc of Peace, by Lori Alcott; Angel Anchored in Art Nouveau, by Ben Hammond; Journey of the Imagination Girl, by Gary Price; Angel of Faith, by Marcia Robinson-Rouse; 0408, by Josh Toone; and Elle, by Jeannine Young.
Formerly known as the Dixie Arts Foundation and the Pioneer Center for the Arts Foundation, the Art Around the Corner Foundation was originally formed in 1988. AAC is partnered with the City of St. George. Since 2005, AAC has solicited, selected and installed more than 25 pieces of 3D public art, created by nationally renowned artists, in unique outdoor sculpture galleries. The artists lend their works to Art Around the Corner for one year, and all sculptures are offered for sale or lease to public and private collectors.