April 18 Art Exhibit

2017 National Healthcare Decisions Day Art Exhibit at St. Luke’s Hospital

Art submitted for the exhibit will be on display from approximately 10 AM until 6 PM on Tuesday, April 18th, and can be viewed at each visitor’s own leisure.  The 2017 NHDD Art Exhibit at St. Luke’s was inspired by the heARTful Expressions project created in 2013 by the Comox Valley Advance Care Planning Committee in Canada.  Click below for submission forms.

2017 NHDD Art Exhibit Info and Submission Forms

All submissions must be received no later than Monday, 4/3/17.

Art helps us explore our world and make sense of our experiences.  Grief and loss are universal human experiences, and many potential losses surface through advance care planning – loss of safety, physical abilities, mental capacity, routine, identity, and more.  Talking about loss, including death, is often discouraged; however, processing and grieving these anticipated and/or current losses is a part of coping with our mortality and helps bring clarity and meaning to life.   The arts can help us express what is sometimes difficult to express in words.