Medical & Cultural Centers Present “The Art In Healing” Galleries and Public Reception Aug 17

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — Hi-Desert Medical Center and Hi-Desert Cultural Center will host an opening reception for the Medical Center’s newest art exhibits that feature artworks from area artists in their rotating galleries located on the hospital campus.  The public reception will be held this Friday, August 17, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the main hospital lobby.  Curated by Hi-Desert Cultural Center Executive Curator Raini Armstrong, the new Art In Healing Galleries’ exhibition features works by esteemed local artists Sharon George, Shirley James, Patricia Knight, and Darlene Morris.  This show will include galleries in the Emergency Department, Nurses Station, Main Lobby, and in the Desert Breeze Café.  These art galleries not only provide comfort and peace to the patients and staff of Hi-Desert Medical Center, but also benefit the community as we celebrate local art!  The community is invited to attend the free reception, tour the new galleries, and meet the featured artists along with representatives from the Medical Center and Cultural Center.  Light refreshments will be served.

In the spirit of community partnering, the hospital galleries are curated by theARTISTS of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  All artwork is available for sale and portions of all proceeds go to provide local student scholarships through the VolunTeen program at Hi-Desert Medical Center as well as benefit the educational youth scholarship programs at Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  All art and sculpture is available for purchase online at

About Hi-Desert Medical Center

At Hi-Desert Medical Center, we’ve been caring for our community for over 40 years. Not only do we have a 59-bed acute primary care hospital, but also offer many other services such as outpatient surgery, outpatient behavioral health services, home health and hospice, and outpatient rehabilitation services. Hi-Desert Medical Center is also proud to provide sub-acute, skilled nursing and transitional care through our 120-bed Continuing Care Center facility. Located in Joshua Tree, CA, we are the primary health services provider to the 63,000 Morongo Basin residents and its many visitors. We offer a team of compassionate, qualified staff and healthcare providers with a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. Our mission is to provide services to improve the health and well-being of our community. Our vision is to be recognized as the community leader in healthcare by our patients, physicians, and employees.

About Hi-Desert Cultural Center

With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at:


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