Shine On: Nurses in Art
March 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015

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Through sculpture, paintings, textiles, prints, photographs, and posters that span centuries, Shine On celebrates the invaluable contribution that nurses have made to society. The innate capacity of humans to care for one another is fundamental to the practice of nursing and has been demonstrated in art that dates from ancient civilizations the world over. Equally integral to nursing is the much more recent notion that Florence Nightingale called “hard preparation.” That is the practical training, experience, and technical knowledge that is required of nursing professionals in response to the complexity of the human body and efforts to keep it well from birth through the aging process. Shine On brings together images of humans caring for one another, the professionalization of nursing that began in the nineteenth century, and the continuing vital and complex role that nurses play in our world today. Artists featured in the exhibition include Rembrandt van Rijn, Mary Cassatt, George Bellows, Romaine Brooks, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Robert Vickrey. Visitors to the exhibition can also view an array of film clips demonstrating the portrayal of nurses in popular culture.

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Share photos and stories of a caring nurse in your life past or present by uploading a photo to Instagram and tag it #ShineOnCMA. (Please note: your account must be set to public).

The enthusiasm and fund-raising efforts of Judith Kimchi-Woods, PH.D, RN, MBA, CPNP, CPHQ, President Chamberlain College of Nursing, Columbus, and the following lead sponsors have made this exhibition possible.*

Lead Sponsors
ONA Phi Pi sponsor

Major Sponsors
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Ohio Council of Deans and Directors of BSN Programs and Higher Degree Nursing Programs
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association

Additional Sponsors
Capital University School of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Columbus
Dayton Area Nurse Educators
Kent State University College of Nursing
Lourdes University College of Nursing
Ohio Council of A.D.N. Education Administrators (OCADNEA)
Ohio League for Nursing
Ohio Organization of Practical Nurse Educators
Ohio University School of Nursing
Linda Stoverock
Ursuline College Breen School of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Cleveland
NurseTim, Inc.
Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
Chamberlain College of Nursing Alumni Chapter
Donato’s Pizza
Carole and Nelson Genshaft
Greater Cleveland Nurses Association
Taryn Hill
Julia Mason Jubb
Charmaine Kaylor
Judith Kimchi-Woods
Katherine Kisker
Duane Kusler
Jan Lanier
Eurgenia Mills
Jeri A. Milstead
National League for Nursing
Ohio Nursing Students’ Association
Otterbein University, Department of Nursing
Barbara Polivka
Patrick Rombalski
Regina Stefanik
Jill Tice
Ruth Waibel
Adele Webb
James C. Woods, III
Tricia Yates
Mary Jo Yoho
Alicia Alvarado
Janet Berry
Geri Bork
Charline Catt
Menachem Davidovitch
Doris Edwards
Kathy Fernandez
Jennie Gates
Lolita Hall-Copeland
Susan Haller
Sharon Himmel
Ethan Kimchi
Michelle Miller
Tracy Ruegg
Teresa Setnar
Sheree Tata
Greg Ubert
Roscoe and Julia Ward
Linda Warino
Cindy Wilkins
Colleen Yopp

November 7, 2014

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PLAY is the newest exhibition in our Center for Creativity’s Big Idea Gallery, which features thematic exhibitions of work from our collection. At CMA we celebrate play as fundamental to the artistic process and human experience. In PLAY visitors will encounter both works of art and hands-on invitations to play. Visitors will find the humorous cat photographs of Tony Mendoza and the painted confections of Will Cotton, which demonstrate that great art is the tangible by-product of an artist’s play. Like Cotton, visitors can experiment with sculpting material to landscape a gingerbread house. In the spirit of William Wegman visitors can manipulate postcards to make a collage. Inspired by photographer Andrey Chezhin visitors can experiment with the illusions of photography in a specially designed photo booth.