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Meet the Artists Reception Hosted at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Voorhees Center

Voorhees, NJ —The public is invited to attend a free reception on Thursday, December 7 from 6 to 8 pm to meet the artists of Mixed  X Six who are featured in a new exhibit at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, 265 Route 73 S, Voorhees, NJ. The reception will include light refreshments, artists’ remarks at 7:30 pm, and tours of the works.

Mixed X Six, a group of six local artists consisting of two pairs of husbands and wives and a brother and a sister, share creative energies in a variety of media and artistic expressions. They exhibited together in 2014 for the first time at the Moorestown Library Art Gallery, and again in 2015 at the Eilandarts Center at the Station, Merchantville. Together again at the Samaritan Hospice Gallery, they are capturing “The Art of Comfort” with their mix of selected works.

The featured artists and their medium include:

Linda Burns – Painting

Bob Minnick – Painting

Vickie Mathas – Fiber Art

Paul Mathas – Digial Photography

Schuyler McClain – Painting/Mixed Media

Geoff McClain – Photography

More information regarding each artist available upon request.

The artists’ works, on loaned exhibit through February 2018, were chosen by a Samaritan community advisory committee for ongoing semi-annual exhibits through an initiative titled “The Art of Comfort.”

Advisory Chair Joanne Rosen, Samaritan’s VP of Marketing and Public Affairs, says, “We are grateful to our exhibitors for providing an immeasurable gift: shining an uplifting spotlight on the art of caring, and the comforting power of art.”

All exhibited works are offered for sale with 20 percent of the proceeds supporting the not-for-profit organization’s Community Benefit programs and services. Following the reception, the public is invited to tour the gallery by appointment or on the following tours:  December 6 (Noon – 2:00 pm); December 19 (4:30 – 5:30 pm); January 9 (9:00 – 11:00 am); January 26 3:30 – 5:00 pm). Register at 856-552-3287 or at www.samaritannj.org.

ABOUT THE SAMARITAN CENTER At VOORHEES:

Designed to provide a peaceful, healing environment, The Center offers round-the-clock hospice care for the comfort, support, and dignity of Samaritan’s patients, their family members, and friends. The Samaritan Center, South Jersey’s first freestanding inpatient hospice center, offers 18 private patient rooms along with family rooms, dining rooms, and large country kitchens so that families can gather to spend quality time together. The Center also includes a large community education center for staff and community education and events, and well-lit gallery space that extends through a main walkway connecting all three wings of patient rooms. The Center’s many windows offer restful views of its gardens and natural woodland surroundings.

ABOUT SAMARITAN HEATHCARE & HOSPICE:

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief in their homes, assisted-living, or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mt. Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Two thrift shops, in Westmont and Pitman, support Samaritan services and programs.  Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and is a four-star-level hospice in NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information, visit www.SamaritanNJ.org

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