The project advances RxArt’s mission to identify facilities in which the installation of art could make a real and lasting impact on the well-being of patients and attending staff, and is specifically conceived to ease the stress of pediatric patients waiting to be seen by medical staff. Gouverneur is the largest freestanding ambulatory clinic in New York, serving approximately 50,000 patients per year, and an additional 300,000 at their main campus and satellite locations.
Three artworks have been selected for the space at Gouverneur Hospital. The artworks will be framed and installed with informational plaques by November 2009. Copies of RxArt's newest coloring book will also be distributed to the pediatric unit.
The artwork is on long-term loan with no intention of it being removed. The project will engage a demographically diverse new audience daily by exhibiting art in a nontraditional venues that nearly all of us will visit at some point in our lives.