TUCSON – From the vibrant colors of Lauri Kaye to the awe-inspiring western themes of Howard Terpning, 999 pieces of art resided at Tucson Medical Center.
On Wednesday, October 10th, they added their 1,000th piece.
They are all part of the “TMC Healing Art Program,” which includes paintings, photography, sculptures, and even music.
“This piece is by Larry Haas, Dr. Larry Haas,” said Lauren Rabb, TMC’s Healing Art Program Curator. “He’s actually one of the founders of Tucson Orthopedic Institute. He retired a couple of years ago and he’s an amazing photographer. He, like a lot of other photographers, has donated the use of his images for our hospital.”
The program began five years ago as an effort to enhance and beautify the healing environment at the hospital.
A piece of art can be found in nearly every hallway of the hospital and room across TMC.