PRHC EMERGE COLLECTION PUBLIC VIEWING PLANNED FOR ARTSPACE
Peterborough, ON – The general public will have a four-day opportunity to preview the Emerge photography collection at ARTSPACE prior to its permanent installation in the Dembroski Emergency Department of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC).
On Thursday, February 25th and Friday, February 26th from 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th from 12 pm – 4 pm, a public viewing of the Emerge photography collection will be held at ARTSPACE (378 Aylmer Street N., Peterborough). Admission is free and archival prints and a catalogue will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the PRHC Foundation to support future phases of the Emerge project and art in the hospital.
An innovative public art installation, Emerge is a permanent collection of more than 90 photographs. It has been made possible through the kind donation of images by amateur and professional photographers from the region, and through the generous financial support of George and Kathy Dembroski, the PRHC Emergency Physicians and the Peterborough Foundation.
Committee member and project coordinator Barbara Chisholm said the choice of the Emergency Department as the location for the permanent exhibit was strategic.
“PRHC is now home to a beautiful new Emergency Department, but this hasn’t changed the fact that it’s a highly stressful environment for patients and their families as well as for the staff who work long hours there,” said Chisholm. “Anything in these surroundings that can help calm, support or distract patients will be of significant benefit. While this could be called an art collection that no one intentionally seeks out, in reality, tens of thousands in our community will view these inspiring images ever year.”
Exclusive images from the collection are available upon request.
For more information about the Emerge project, contact:
Coordinator, Emerge Project & Member, Art Steering Committee
T: (705) 741-5119