Yale Physicians Building Designated as New Haven Art Space
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. To Speak at June 2 Ribbon- Cutting Ceremony

The Yale Physicians Building (YPB), the medical office building of the Yale Faculty Practice, has been designated as a New Haven Art Space and will feature exhibits by Yale faculty and staff, as well as artists from greater New Haven.

The Yale Physicians Building (YPB), the medical office building of the Yale Faculty Practice, has been designated as a New Haven Art Space and will feature exhibits by Yale faculty and staff, as well as artists from greater New Haven.

Phase I of the exhibit kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the YPB, 800 Howard Ave. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. will speak at the ceremony, which will showcase paintings, photographs, quilts and sculptures by six Yale faculty members. After the initial exhibit, submissions will be solicited from the Yale community for a series of juried events. Phase II will expand to include artists from the greater New Haven area.

Featured artwork in Phase I includes photographs of landscapes and portraits by Terry Dagradi, media specialist, ITS-Med Media Services; quilts and photographs by Lisa Geiselhart, assistant professor, section of transplantation and immunology; photographs focusing on rural Connecticut scenes by David J. Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and surgery; photographs focusing on family life and African wildlife by Amy L. Friedman Meguira, M.D., assistant professor, section of transplantation and immunology; a bronze sculpture titled “Safe on Third” by Wayne O. Southwick, M.D., professor emeritus, department of orthopedics and rehabilitation; and oil paintings by Barry Zaret, M.D., professor and chief, section of cardiovascular medicine and vice chair, department of internal medicine.

“The use of the YPB as a New Haven Art Space supports our ongoing efforts to improve our patient setting,” said Lorraine Roseman, director of operations at the YPB. “We are committed to creating a warm, friendly and attractive environment for patients and their families as they come to Yale for care.”

The YPB worked with volunteers and local businesses to fund the program. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven provided many valuable ideas in creating the Art Space. Roseman also collaborated with Reverend Sally Bailey, consultant in spiritual care to the Yale Cancer Center and chair of the Arts Subcommittee of the Program for the Humanities in Medicine at Yale.

Development of the Art Space was further supported by the contributions of area businesses and volunteers from the Medical School and University, including Medical School Building Services and Operations, ITS-Med Media Services, Biomedical Communications and Copy Center and Reprographic Imaging Services (RIS). Area businesses contributing to the project include A.D. Perkins, Robert Brigham of Brigham Associates, Ben Tortora of Coastal Wine, Crystal Rock Water Company, Lucian’s Greenhouse, Oclassen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Roche Laboratories, Inc., Sullivan & Son Carpet, Inc., Richard Reed of Wyeth-Ayerst Research, and Sign-Lite,Inc.

“We hope all members of the medical center community will join us for this special event,” said Roseman.

Free Parking will be provided at the Howard Ave. garage from 4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, please contact Lorraine Roseman at 785-5144 or lorraine.roseman@yale.edu.

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