Art Experience

The Impact of Art

The Art Experience transforms the hospital environment by enhancing the health-care experience and encouraging physical and emotional well-being.

The idea of art as a transformative and healing experience in hospitals has proven to be very successful. Programs like this have been gaining popularity over the years, and today, many art-in-hospitals programs have blossomed into extensive networks of artists, art organizations and hospitals.

According to widely accepted research, the art-health initiative within the health-care environment was shown to:

  • Improve symptoms in patients such as a shorter length of hospital stay, decreased use of pain medication and lower blood pressure.
  • Increase satisfaction with the health-care environment for patients, family and caregivers.

Art Experience Galleries

Let your creativity take center stage by entering your artwork for consideration in one of the Mosaic Life Care Art Experience Galleries. The process is simple. The Art Experience partners with Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

All submissions are due to the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. As a reminder, you only need to submit a photo of your work. Please do not take the original pieces to the museum.
2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Attn: MLC Art Experience Galleries Entries
You can also email entries to mlcartexperience@gmail.com.

Please submit a digital image of the artwork (preferred) or a 4x6 photo along with a $10 entry fee ($10 entry fee is per artist – not piece submitted).
Artists can submit as many pieces as they would like.

For additional information or questions, please contact Community Relations at (816) 271-7016.

myLifeRocks

The mission of myLifeRocks is to bring a small piece of art, with a great amount of love, to our patients.

Art is a human language. It evokes emotion. It’s inclusive to all. Through this program, individuals or groups paint rocks for our patients. The rocks are then delivered to Mosaic Life Care patients. This little act of kindness has the potential to lift spirits and to remind patients that they are not alone.

If your department or organization wants a team building activity to share a little piece of art with patients to lift their spirits, please contact:

Shay Homeyer, Community Relations 
(816) 271-7016
Shay.Homeyer@mymlc.com

Departments and organizations will be asked to make a donation of their choosing to assist in covering supplies of myLifeRocks for team-building exercises.