New installation at St. Joseph’s Hospital features local artist

The new art exhibit aims to beautify the hospital for visitors and patients during their recovery.

BANGOR, Maine — Beginning Friday, visitors and patients of St. Joseph’s Hospital can see his brand new art installation hung along the hallways.

It’s all part of the hospital’s Healing Arts program, a long-term effort to beautify the healthcare environment for patients during their recovery.

The program, in addition to the new facility, occasionally hosts the Bangor Symphony Orchestra to perform for patients and offers patients the opportunity to decorate their hospital rooms with its Mona Blitz Art Cart.

The new year-long art installation features older and newer works by local artist Nina Jerome, whose paintings focus on landscapes and open spaces.

According to Jérôme, she finds inspiration for her paintings in natural and built scenes, and likes to focus on layers of light when painting.

Jérôme is happy to lend his work to Saint-Joseph and believes in the positivity that art can bring to everyday life.

“It feels good to have my paintings, rather than being piled up in my studio or in a gallery, to have them in public where people see them naturally as they walk through their daily lives,” said said Jerome.

“Whether it’s patients here or people who work here, I think it gives you a window to the outside world,” Jerome added.

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