Art Opening at University Medical Center of Princeton Set for June 13

May 29, 2014

University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) will host a wine-and-cheese reception on Friday, June 13, to mark the opening of an art exhibit featuring six landscapes by artist Glenn Harren.

The opening night reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Art for Healing Gallery, which is located in the concourse connecting UMCP to the Medical Arts Pavilion and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center.

To attend, please RSVP at by June 6. Attendees should park in Lot V1 and proceed to the East Entrance. (Facing the hospital, the East Entrance is to the right.) Once inside, attendees will be greeted and directed to the gallery.

The Art for Healing Gallery, made possible by a generous donation from Princeton Anesthesia Services, features a local artist on a rotating basis. The six landscapes by Glenn Harren will be exhibited through October 31. The paintings are available for purchase, and 20 percent of the proceeds benefit the hospital.

Harren’s body of work includes landscapes, portraits and scenes capturing moments of everyday life in the central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pa., area. His art has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. The website of the James A. Michener Art Museum describes Harren as a cross between the impressionist John Singer Sargent and noted 20th Century artist Alice Neel.

Other artworks by Harren are part of the hospital’s permanent art collection, which includes about 350 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other original works.

The permanent collection was acquired over several years and the works are displayed throughout UMCP as part of the hospital’s Art for Healing program. Research shows that viewing art, particularly images of nature, can alleviate anxiety and stress, reduce blood pressure, shorten hospital stays and even limit the need for pain medication.

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