Public Art Works, a group of professional Rhode Island-based artists working to promote art in public spaces, began its fourth collaboration with Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in March.
The collaboration is part of Public Art Works’ belief that the arts contribute greatly as a core component in building livable and sustainable communities.
“The arts in health care have grown into an international movement that works to infuse the arts into health care settings, resulting in programs and health care environments that are welcoming and uplifting for caregivers, patients, their families and visitors,” said Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, arts administrator at Public Art Works.
The exhibition, which runs through June 27, features photographs from Rhode Island resident Brooke Hammerle. Hammerle has been a photographer since the 1980s, shooting landscapes in color on transparency film and more recently shooting with a digital camera.
Public Art Works began working with Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in 2009. •