Local art finds home at newest Hospice Center
CHESTERTOWN — Artwork created by local artists found a home at the newly renovated Hospice Center, located on the third floor of the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Compass Regional Hospice renovated the unit transforming it into a comfortable, home like environment that can accommodate four patients in private rooms. Currently on display are stunning oil paintings composed by well-known Kent County artists Bonnie Howell and Marcy Dunn Ramsey.
“It was important for us to fill the Hospice Center with original art representative of the community we serve,” said Courtney Williams, manager of volunteer and professional services of Compass Regional Hospice. “These pieces reflect the beauty of life and the natural surrounds that our patients know as home. We hope that the art becomes synonymous with the experience here.”
Howell’s artwork captures her passion for people and the Creator of life; often conveying an image of love, beauty, and respect for life and the dignity of an individual.
“I hope my paintings can add a bit of beauty and peace to visitors during this time in their life,” she said.
Ramsey’s artwork explores the relationship between the natural world and the human psyche.
“Inspiration for my artwork comes from a place of personal response — they are metaphors for a current state of mind,” she said. “I hope these pieces help whoever views them to explore what their feeling in that moment.”
Ramsey experienced first-hand the blessing of hospice ser vices, when her father-in-law passed away at home in 1985.
“It’s a tremendous service, performed in the most dignifying way, at exactly the right time,” said Ramsey. “I am glad to be involved and that these pieces found a home here.”
Visitors may purchase the artwork displayed in the Hospice Center and are encouraged to visit their studios. Howell’s artwork can be found on display at The Artists’ Gallery and Ramsey’s at the Massoni Gallery, both located in Chestertown.
If you are interested in lending or donating artwork to be displayed at the Hospice Center in Chestertown, contact Courtney Williams, manager of volunteer and professional services, 443-262-4112, email@example.com.
Visitors may have noticed that the artwork on display throughout the Hospice Center in Chestertown was created by Kent County artists Marcy Dunn Ramsey (pictured) and Bonnie Howell (unavailable for photo).