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Recent Montefiore Press Highlighting the Receipt of the 2017 Corporate Art Award for Innovation in Healthcare
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Thanks to your votes, likes and shares, Montefiore’s Fine Arts Department received the Innovation in Healthcare Award from pptArt Corporate Awards. Olivia Davis, Assistant Art Curator, traveled to Rome to accept the award on behalf of Montefiore. We are honored to have our art recognized, along with distinguished peers including Fiat, Lufthansa, Swiss Mobiliar, Absolut, Davidoff and others. A HUGE thank you to our Montefiore family and our friends who voted!
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The New BRONX Bombers:
A Yarn Bombing Installation
A Collaboration with London Kaye, Renown Crochet Artist
Named “One of NYC’s 4 Top Charities” by CBS.com, Foster Pride has helped over 10,000 children in foster care build life skills, increase their self-esteem, and prepare for aging out of the foster care system, by creating mentoring relationships and engaging them in art and career-oriented programs.
The HandMade Program was born out of a simple request from a social worker to teach the young women living in her group home how to crochet. Today, five years later, the program has grown into an opportunity for these talented young women to create and market their own line of crocheted items, which have been sold at Nordstrom’s, American Eagle’s pop-up shops, and the Paris boutique, Milk on the Rocks. Students keep 100% of the proceeds from sales and develop life skills and a sense of entrepreneurship that helps them in their future careers.
For this exhibition, the young women in HandMade worked with their instructor Amy Stack, and guest crochet artist London Kaye, to “yarn bomb” various sites in the Bronx. Dubbing themselves, “The NEW Bronx Bombers,” they had a ball exploring this new aspect of artistic expression.
"Crochet made by London beautifully and passionately. Thank you, London!"
"Wonderful time. Wonderful hospital. Enjoy the crochet."
"xoxo London Kaye"
"A Life without colors isn't worth living!!!"
"Beautiful crochet to inspire hopes and dreams at Montefiore."
"Thank you, London, Montefiore and Foster Pride for this beautiful installation - it brightened my day!"
The ARTViews Gallery Fall/Winter 2017 exhibition "Say it with Flowers" featuring artwork by Linda Stillman is featured in the Riverdale Press on December 1st, 2017. The article highlights features of the exhibition as well and thoughts from the artist and Curator Jodi Moise.
“She said, ‘They’re for God,’” Stillman recalled. “I just was blown away by this amazing woman and her gratitude for the things she felt she got from God and how her son was doing so well. She was buying flowers to put on her altar at home to thank God for all the good things that have happened to her and her son. That was really chilling.”
Almost a year later, Stillman’s exhibition, “Say it With Flowers,” is now on display at the Montefiore Medical Centers’ ArtViews Gallery, 110 E. 210th St., through Jan. 26.
At the first floor of Montefiore Medical Center’s radiation oncology department, a collection of photos stretch across the hallway featuring everyday people holding flowers. The photos, part of an exhibit, intends to calm the nerves of those whose anxiety kicks up at a center where results can be life-altering.
The photos were taken by Linda Stillman as part of an exhibit dubbed “Say it With Flowers,” presented by the hospital’s Fine Art Program and Collection.
“You may be going to your physician for a procedure [that] you are nervous or fearful,” said Jodi Moise, curator of the program. “Then you walk through the gallery, even if it’s for a minute and you’re transported somewhere else and hopefully your fear or distress level has been reduce.”
The Montefiore Fine Art Program and Collection has been nominated for the 2017 Corporate Art Awards. Every year the Awards aim to enforce visibility, recognition and reputation for best practices in the collaboration between the Corporate world and the Art world. The ceremony is Wednesday, November 22nd in Rome, Italy so wish us luck!
"Starry Night is a site-specific commission created by New Jersey artist Tom Nussbaum for the out-patient psychiatry practice of the Farrand Building Rehabilitation Center in The Bronx. The piece is comprised of acrylic on steel, wood and paper. The dimensions are 2 feet tall by 9 feet wide. Additional elements include four acrylic on steel sculptures that are placed throughout the waiting area of pediatrics. The artwork and sculptures as a whole create an immersive installation that welcomes patients, families, and staff everyday."