“We can’t fix healthcare, but we can mend its spirit.”
When I was approached by RxArt
on posting a review for them and after reading about what they do, I personally had no choice. I think what they do is truly amazing. I don’t like hospitals myself but when you walk into a hopital with beautiful and creative art, it tends to lift your spirits. This is what RxArt
does. They work on all sorts of projects bringing art to hospitals that all patients of all ages can enjoy to raise their spirits. There are patients in hospitals that have to deal with a lot of different ailments that make them worry enough. RxArt
brings relief to patients and work hard to make it easier for them to make their surroundings a more cheerful place.
“RxArt is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing original fine art in patient, procedure and examination rooms of healthcare facilities, at no cost to the institution. Our mission is to improve otherwise sterile environments through contemporary art, promote healing, and inspire hope in patients, families and staff.”
Working with a lot of contemporary artists Jeff Koons, William Wegman, Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, David Row, David Humphrey, many, many more. They have done projects in hospitals such as Beth Israel Medical Center, The New York Center for Children, Children’s Hospital Boston, NYC Child Study Center, and quite a bit more. Below are a few images of some of their artwork projects that are also found on RxArt website.
Their projects aren’t all wall art either. One of their latest projects was a CT Scan designed by Jeff Koons that was unveiled in Chicago’s Advocate Children’s Hospital and are in the process of fundraising for more installations throughout New York City. The CT Scan was featured in New York Times Magazine and you can see it here
. When I saw it, I was truly amazed!
How does RxArt
fundraise for their projects? They have coloring books and puzzles that anyone can purchase and the proceeds from all sales benefit RxArt
future art projects. We were actually sent both of their coloring books that they also hand out to kids in their partner healthcare facilities.
Their coloring books are titled Between the Lines Volume 1 and Volume 2. These wonderful coloring books are filled with drawings from the many artists that RxArt
works with. These coloring pictures are just beautiful. Some look like drawings while others even look like abstract art.
Some pictures are flowers or animals and others are scenery, people or abstract art as I mentioned above. These books aren’t your typical coloring book but filled with art that can be colored in. In the middle of the books are colorful pages that actually have stickers in them. These sticker pages are also beautiful works of art too!
Another thing about these Between The Lines coloring books is that all the art pictures found in the books tell you what artist the pictures are drawn by. A lot of the pictures even has the artist’s signature printed on them. My kids loved these books and they have already colored them up. I think any coloring book is great for kids but I love that these are filled with art. I think art is very important and I think the pages in these books are more stimulating, fun, relaxing and definitely would bring relief to any child as the pages are all exciting and new. Your kids will always find something very different and unique on every page in these books.
As I have already mentioned, I think what RxArt
does is amazing. I also think Between The Lines coloring books are amazing and love that they are a non-profit organization and these books are a wonderful way for RxArt
to continue their fundraising efforts to keep doing what they do. To read more about RxArt
and what they do, please visit their website. You can also read more about their projects by visiting RxArt Blog
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.
You can buy Between The Lines Volume 1 and Volume 2 by visiting RxArt
. They also have puzzles that you can purchase as well. Remember, all proceeds from sales help benefit future RxArt
Win It! RxArt
is generously offering my readers a chance to win both volumes of Between The Lines for themselves. One of my lucky readers will win both of these wonderful art filled coloring books!
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