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Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice to Host Meet-the-Artists Open House

June 11 event will feature new Art of Healing exhibit at Samaritan Center at Voorhees

 Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice will host a Meet-the-Artists Open House for its new exhibit Art of Healing on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, located at 265 Route 73 South, Voorhees, NJ.

This free event gives attendees the opportunity to view the new exhibit, interact with the artists, tour the facility, and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit, which runs through the fall, features the work of four local South Jersey artists: Lisa Brown of Watchung, NJ, Suzanne Morgan of Medford, NJ, Vandella Poe of Beverly, NJ and Tremain Smith of Philadelphia, PA. Their exhibited works will be available for sale at the event, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Samaritan’s not-for-profit programs and services.

“We are grateful to these local, highly-regarded artists for sharing their work with our community, and offering our patients, families, visitors and staff the comforting power of healing through art,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, president and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice.

Lisa Brown, a self-taught artist, is the east coast supervisor for Creative Journal Expressive Arts, promoting the creative method of combining journaling and art. These “art-as-therapy” workshops are for therapists, teachers and healthcare professionals and utilize Brown’s 35 years of experience working with those suffering from illness and adversity.

Suzanne Morgan, artist, photographer and film maker, enjoys working with acrylics, oils, pastels and glass. She is inspired by hardware store finds, garage sale treasures and working with rusted spurs, satin table lines, chandelier crystals and toy cars. Morgan earned three Emmy’s and four Gracie Allen Awards during her 15 years at NFL Films before dedicating her full time to art. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Vandella Poe enjoys creating abstract self-expressionism paintings, pastels, drawings, and mixed media. Her works have been exhibited from New Hope, PA to Trenton, NJ and Collingswood, NJ. She is currently working on a book titled “It’s Not Easy Being Ordinary,” a collection of essays poems quotes, letters to a lover and art.

Tremain Smith has four works in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Smith has also exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Maine, Delaware and Hawaii. She teaches, lectures and leads painting workshops. Smith studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania. She received a teaching artist certificate from the University of the Arts.

Read more about each artist and the exhibit: https://samaritannj.org/art-of-healing/

This event is open to the public, but registration is required by contacting Audrey Jaffe at ajaffe@SamaritanNJ.org.

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ArtistCollage.jpg – A collage of artwork by four local South Jersey artists – Lisa Brown of Watchung, NJ, Suzanne Morgan of Medford, NJ, Vandella Poe of Beverly, NJ and Tremain Smith of Philadelphia, PA – who will be featured at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s upcoming Meet-the-Artists Open House for its new exhibit Art of Healing on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees (265 Route 73 South).

 

 About Samaritan Healthcare & 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 and provide nearly $1 million each year in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services through generous community support. 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. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO); 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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