Sept. 11 – Jan. 8, 2023
What helps you feel happy when you are having a bad day or going through a difficult time? In other words, “What lifts you up?” This is the question Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) presented to 16 Wolfson Children’s Hospital pediatric patients. Under the guidance of AWAHIH artists-in-residence, the participating patients created artwork conveying what brings them joy. Each work of art features hot air balloons to symbolize rising above tough situations and elevating one’s mood and mindset. This project spotlights each patient’s individuality and unique artistic styles while promoting a sense of well-being, self-worth, and healing during their hospital experience.
These special works of art, painted hot air balloons filled with everything from beloved pets to favorite sports teams, will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), representing a 12-year partnership between AWAHIH and MOCA.
Opening reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2-4 p.m. at MOCA.
“What Lifts You Up?” will be on display Sept. 11 thru January 8, 2023, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St., (904) 366-6911.