Summer Art Exhibits at UW Health

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Mandy Kron

Art Coordinator

A number of UW Health patient care locations feature rotating art exhibits that contribute to the healing environment we want to provide for our patients and their friends and families.


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The following exhibits are on display throughout August:


Virginia Huber -
Life is Good: On the Road


A Whole Hour for Slow Mo, by Virginia Huber Where: University Hospital, 1st Floor, J3/1 Carbone Center Waiting Room

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: June 27-Sept. 19


Image: A Whole Hour for Slow Mo, by Virginia Huber


"When I show paintings publicly, I choose the ones that are precise about what's going on with the human moment I happened to notice - and as I personally learned from it. I see art that I do as somewhat of a memory stimulant for other people's recollections. Many times, visitors relate back to me an entirely different moment that my painting suggested to them. Often, I leave backgrounds blank, when I think my own back story will get in the way of someone else's own recall. I hope my art contributes in some way to your own life moment. The spectrum - as I see it - goes from just a momentary smile of recognition to any other moment." - Virginia Huber





Three Generations


Ripples and Reflections, by Natasha Bouchette
Untitled painting on window, by Gail "Abi" Fleming

Where: University Hospital, C5/2 Surgical Waiting Area
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

When: Aug. 2-Sept. 5


Images: Ripples and Reflections, by Natasha Bouchette

Untitled painting on window, by Gail "Abi" Fleming


Natasha Bouchette is the youngest of the three living generations of female painters in her family. She enjoys painting bright-eyed animals and dark landscapes. Natasha is also the only one of the three ladies with photo prints in the art display this year.


Gail 'Abi' Fleming is the wild and colorful artist of the family who deserves the credit for exploring new surfaces. The painted windows on display have all come from construction companies and locals who renovated their properties. You can see her painted windows hanging in the windows of Wisconsin homes, since clients prefer to see them with the light of the sun shining through them.


Millie Kastner is 93 years old and is still painting on canvas and some reclaimed windows. You can see pictures of her childhood in the pieces she creates; horse-drawn carriages, quiet cabins, and peaceful countryside. In the fall of 2017 Millie suffered a stroke and, while seated in her hospital bed, she was still painting on small bits of canvas and teaching nurses how to do the same.














Cuban Reflections: Photography by Catherine Zdeblick


Toenails, by Catherine Zdeblick Where: University Hospital, G5/1 Corridor
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

When: Aug. 2-28


Image: Toenails, by Catherine Zdeblick


Cuban Reflections is collection of photos that compare and contrast the daily interactions of family, friends, love and everyday challenges that were captured on recent trips to Cuba.























Geometric Unity: Paintings by Joe Landis


Singularity in the Sun, by Joe Landis Where: University Hospital J5/1 Corridor
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

When: Aug. 3-29


Image: Singularity in the Sun, by Joe Landis


This series of oil paintings are an integration of both nature and sacred geometry, conveying the idea we are all fundamentally and deeply connected to each other and the planet.













Cody Spurlock


Cody Spurlock holding Forest Lodge Library Where: University Hospital, 2nd Floor, Atrium Way near Atrium elevators
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

When: Aug. 7-Oct. 24


Image: Cody Spurlock holding Forest Lodge Library


Cody is a young man living with his family on the shores of the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior. Cody was diagnosed at age 5 with autism and has had challenges with verbal communication throughout his life. Cody excels in expressing himself visually, and he is sharing a collection of his work from age 10 on. Cody began drawing every train imaginable as a young boy. Now he takes joy in painting many subjects, guided by his artist and mentor, Sara Balbin, founder of See My Art, Inc. (SMART), located in Cable, Wis.













Traditional Indian Art by Poonam Rao


Mandala, by Poonam Rao Where: UW Health at the American Center, 2nd Floor, American Bistro

4602 Eastpark Blvd.

Madison, WI 53718

When: July 26-Oct. 29

Image: Mandala, by Poonam Rao



This art exhibit by Poonam Rao celebrates a few art forms of India. Rao was introduced to learning art at an early age and continued to hone Indian tribal forms of paintings. She works with different materials like ceramics, pottery, acrylics, oils and mixed media. Rao is a local teaching artist.

The brown and white earthy dual toned paintings called Warli tribal art depict the typical village life and reverence to all forms of life. The mandala series composed of concentric circles, spirals and lines are inspired by the traditional art of henna tattoos as well as raangoli (ra-an-go-li) which are design patterns created with coloured sand at the entrance of homes. In some families this is a daily tradition and elaborate designs are reserved for festivals. Typically made of bright colored backgrounds in primary and secondary colors, the series has been adapted to suit both neutral and ethnic home decor themes.


"I hope you enjoy the exhibit. It is very fulfilling to hear viewer feedback. Please let me know your thoughts at" - Poonam Rao






Chinese Fine Art Association


Coming Home, by Paiyien Chou University Hospital E5/2 Hospital Entrance and Display Cases

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Aug. 3-Sept. 6


Image: Coming Home, by Paiyien Chou


The Chinese Fine Art Association is a non-profit organization located in Madison, established in 1999. The focus of the association is to provide an opportunity for members to share interests of Chinese brush painting and exhibit their art at local galleries, museums and many other facilities. Some of the members have participated in Japan's Annual International Sumi-e contest and have received prestigious awards for scroll art.




















Positive Outcomes:
Abstract Paintings by Frank Matin Lawrence


Lake Reflecting Sky, by Frank Matin Lawrence Signe Skott Cooper School of Nursing, Enroth Hall

701 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53705

When: Aug. 1-Oct. 27


Image: Lake Reflecting Sky, by Frank Matin Lawrence


Acrylic paintings by Frank Matin Lawrence, a retired nurse dealing with PTSD.

Date Published: 07/31/2019

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