Cam Busch Endowed Art For Health Lecture Series Is Feb. 21

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The thirteenth annual Cam Busch Endowed Art for Health Lecture Series will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Robert Lynch, president and CEO, Americans for the Arts, and Anita Boles, former executive director of the Global Alliance for Arts & Health will be the keynote speakers.

Robert Lynch is the president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the national organization dedicated to advancing the arts and arts education in people's lives, schools, and communities. With more than 30 years of experience in the arts industry, Mr. Lynch is motivated by his personal mission to empower communities and leaders to advance arts and arts appreciation in society. Mr. Lynch plays the piano, mandolin, and guitar, and lives in Washington, DC. 

Anita Boles, MPA, served as the executive director of the Global Alliance for Arts & Health (formerly the Society for the Arts in Healthcare) from 2007 until earlier this year. The Global Alliance is an international membership organization working to advance the arts in health, healing, and healthcare. Prior to this position, Ms. Boles served for over 25 years as an executive in health and human service–related nonprofit and government agencies. Also a visual artist, she is passionate about approaching health and healing creatively by bringing the arts to people at key moments of their lives. 

The purpose of the Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series is to acquaint the community with the importance of art in the healing process. 

“Through this series we have had the privilege of hosting well-known artists, musicians, poets, performing artists and academics from around the country,” says Jennifer Nicely, foundation president for Memorial Health Care System.  “Each has brought his own unique message to help us better understand the role of the Arts in health care. This year we are pleased to work in conjunction with ArtsBuild (formerly Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.)  Mr. Lynch will make a brief appearance at the ArtsBuild campaign launch before the Art for Health Event begins.” 

Tickets are $25 per person, discounted tickets of $15 for students, artists, Hunter members and Memorial employees. Tickets can be purchased at the evening of the event for $35, however we anticipate the event will sell out.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar offered.  To purchase tickets, call 495-4438 or visit www.memorial.org/healingarts.


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