Creative Visions, an exhibition featuring artwork by local New Rochelle artists, launches The Queen City Art Gallery at Montefiore New Rochelle. Sponsored by the Montefiore Fine Art Program and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA), the exhibition recognizes and celebrates the diversity and innovation of artists living in the surrounding community. The exhibition features the artwork of four New Rochelle residents: Alvin Clayton, Jesse Sanchez, Patrick Bancel and the collaboration of Claudine Nash and Carlos Monteagudo.
For many, visits to a medical center are stressful experiences. This can be a reality for patients and their caregivers. In an effort to reduce anxiety, it has been found that visual art programs assist in the healing process. By enhancing the medical center’s environment and expanding the perception of art as a means of distraction, Montefiore New Rochelle seeks to enrich the patient and visitor experience. “Montefiore New Rochelle is committed to providing world-class healthcare to the community. We also recognize the healing power of art and are pleased to collaborate with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts. Showcasing the talented artists in the New Rochelle community in the Creative Visions exhibition at our new Queen City Art Gallery is a wonderful way to support our community.” says Anthony Alfano, Vice President, Montefiore New Rochelle.
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) was founded in 1975 with the mission to provide art and art related events to the community and promote local artists. Theresa Kump Leghorn, Executive Director, notes: “When Jodi Moise, Curator for The Montefiore Fine Art Program approached the NRCA to collaborate on the gallery concept, it was a natural fit. The NRCA is proud to support our community hospital with artwork from our talented artists.”