The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library in La Mesa, is now showing its Spring Art Exhibit featuring 25 paintings by residents of Edgemoor, a skilled nursing facility operated by the County of San Diego. The paintings, mostly oil on canvas, are primarily landscape scenes. Many of the paintings were created in a collaborative group effort by more than 30 artists. The Spring Art Exhibit closes June 22.
The art exhibit at Herrick Library is on loan from Healing Hearts at Edgemoor, an innovative art therapy program that is helping patients transcend severe impairment, disability and isolation. Founded in 2007 by artist and educator Linda Bounds, Healing Hearts at Edgemoor uses art as an effective alternative therapy. More information on this art program is available at www.healingheartsart.org. Located in Santee, Edgemoor has 192 patient beds serving people who are severely and chronically ill. Edgemoor patients range in age from 19 to 90 and live with progressive neurological diseases, traumatic brain injuries and other incapacitating illnesses.
Admission to the Herrick Community Health Care Library is free. The Spring Art Exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours, which are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, phone (619) 825-5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.
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