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Niedzwiecki Photography Selected for New St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Tower

St Joseph Oakland South Tower

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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341

Michigan Artists Provide Art for New Tower

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Selects Michigan Artists To Provide Artwork For New South Patient Tower

Eighty-Four Artists Chosen; Works Will Depict Peace and Healing in a Variety of Media

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) has selected 84 Michigan artists to provide artwork for its new South Patient Tower scheduled to open in 2014.

A call for artists issued this spring by SJMO requested submissions that support the healing journey, represent the community and present elements of nature or water and landscapes. Peace and healing is the dominant theme of the art project.  The SJMO arts program is aimed at creating an experience that heals bodies, nurtures souls and comforts hearts.

Submissions represented a variety of media, including sculpture; two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork; original art; oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; limited edition prints, giclee prints, mixed-media art, glass, mosaics, wall sculpture, fabric art, collages and photography.

The newly acquired artworks, both purchased and commissioned, will be placed in the new main lobby, elevator lobbies, waiting rooms, corridors, consultation rooms, patient rooms and public areas.

More than 225 artists from throughout Michigan applied to have their artwork considered.  A total of nearly 850 pieces of artwork will be selected, including 47 major commissions. Aesthetics, Inc., of San Diego, Calif., is coordinating the art project with SJMO leadership.  Funding for the artwork is being provided by private donors.

Selected artists and their cities of residence include:

  1. Julie Abbott, Grand Blanc
  2. Mary Andersen, Grand Rapids
  3. David Bollman, Sterling Heights
  4. Marilyn Casha, Waterford
  5. Frank Cizek, Troy
  6. Patti Cooper-Koerner, Troy
  7. Steven Coron, Ypsilanti
  8. Stephen Davis, Ann Arbor
  9. Darcel Deneau, Novi
  10. Jacqueline Drake, Franklin
  11. Carol Koterski Dugan, Vandalia
  12. Fran Dwight, Kalamazoo
  13. Paul Elden, Gibraltar
  14. Patrice Erickson, Rochester Hills
  15. Lawrence Falardeau, Hartland
  16. Lorie Feldpausch, Marshall
  17. John French, Ishpeming
  18. Susan Friedman, Huntington Woods
  19. Marc Garrison, Birmingham
  20. Mary Gillis, East Lansing
  21. Joan Haara, Michigamme
  22. Larry-Michael Hackenberg, Three Rivers
  23. Joan Hector, Three Rivers
  24. Sue Holdaway-Heys, Ann Arbor
  25. Steven Huyser-Honig, Grand Rapids
  26. Angelis Jackowski, Ann Arbor
  27. Suzanne M. Johnson, Utica
  28. Lynn C. Johnson, Three Rivers
  29. Kathleen Kalinowski, Comstock Park
  30. Conrad Kaufman, Galesburg
  31. Kristen Kay, Macomb
  32. Janet Kelman, Ann Arbor
  33. Kim Kozlowski, Novi
  34. Gretchen Kramp, Royal Oak
  35. Laila Kujala, Ann Arbor
  36. Katherine Larson, Brighton
  37. Mari Latozas, Waterford
  38. John Leben, Saugatuck
  39. Ramona Martin, Waterford
  40. Hubert Massey, Detroit
  41. Kathleen McGuinness, Center Line
  42. Glen Michael, Troy
  43. Tom Michael, Washington
  44. Bruce Montagne, Milford
  45. Nawal Motawi, Ann Arbor
  46. Ran Mu, Ann Arbor
  47. Bruce Murray, Sault Ste. Marie
  48. Monte Nagler, Farmington
  49. Lucille Procter Nawara, Bloomfield Hills
  50. Stacy Niedzwiecki, Rockford
  51. Erik Nordin, Detroit
  52. Howard Nordlund, Bloomfield Hills
  53. Joseph Paratore, Warren
  54. Jon Parlangeli, Bloomfield Hills
  55. Kate Paul, Livonia
  56. Robert Perrish, Livonia
  57. Don Perrish, Allen Park
  58. Michelle Plucinsky/Chris Nordin, Dearborn
  59. Laszlo Regos, Berkley
  60. Diann Reicherts-Lemmen, Allendale
  61. Sandy Rice, Troy
  62. Jacqui Ridley, Oakland Township
  63. Luann Rosado, Waterford
  64. Carl R. Sams II/Jean Stoick, Milford
  65. Christine Sarazin, Brighton
  66. Karen Sepanski, Detroit
  67. Pat Shaw, Warren
  68. Michelle Sider, Huntington Woods
  69. Brian Smith, Paw Paw
  70. Craig Mitchell Smith, Okemos
  71. K.J. Snoes, Wyandotte
  72. Ron Strong, Cedar
  73. Laurie Tennent, Birmingham
  74. Marilynn Thomas, Warren
  75. Tim Trombley, Chatham
  76. Sr. Anne Marilyn Tyler, Ann Arbor
  77. Gary Van Gorp, Oak Park
  78. April Wagner, Pontiac
  79. Linda Walker, Mattawan
  80. Barbara Weisenburg, Milford
  81. Ryan Weiss, Grand Rapids
  82. Lynette Williams, Zeeland
  83. Denise Willing-Booher, Fenton
  84. Ryan Woodward, Royal Oak

SJMO’s new eight-story South Patient Tower will have 208 technologically enhanced, private patient rooms.  Patient rooms will be configured for comfort and include the latest innovations for clinical staff to provide optimal care.  In addition, there will be plenty of support space for families, who are vital to the healing process.  The new patient rooms are designed for medical/surgical patients and will deploy the most advanced medical and communication technology.

Some features of the new tower include:

  • Dedicated elevators for patient transport, visitors, food delivery, clean and soiled laundry to minimize the spread of germs and cross-contamination
  • Aesthetic elements giving the tower a softer, 21st century image
  • Physical pathways between the tower and other campus buildings to create safe, secure, smooth navigation connections for patients, visitors, clinical staff and associates
  • A newly designed contemporary lobby enhanced with artwork, an atrium and indoor gardens

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