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Photography students display artwork at ASU Health Services

August 16, 2013

Artwork from two Arizona State University photography students has been selected by ASU Health Services and the Herberger Institute School of Art photography program to be displayed at the newly renovated Health Services Palm Walk location on the Tempe campus.

After a competitive selection process, Lara Shipley and Michael Woodlee were commissioned to provide artwork that highlights the interconnectedness of art and health. The photographs capture scenes of beauty, time and nature from the state of Arizona and ASU.

The installations are located on the first and second floors of ASU Health Services in the waiting areas, and will help to provide a calm and serene environment. The images will also help in reducing stress and promote healing of the body while patients wait to see a health care professional.

“The cultures and environments that surround us impact our health in myriad ways," says Adriene Jenik, director of the School of Art. "This partnership is inspired by this deeper understanding of health, and is the result of the combined vision of the Health Services director, the teamwork of ASU staff, and the immense talent of our students.”

Allan Markus, director of ASU Health Services, says, “As a medical educator and physician, I have taught and utilized the healing power of music and art with medical students and patients. These student art commissions create a win-win for our students who use health services and the students in the School of Art who created the artwork.”

The artist unveiling and showcase will be available for viewing beginning at 11 a.m., Aug. 27. This event is free of charge and open to ASU students, staff and faculty. Refreshments will be provided.