Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) partners with local artists to bring beauty and healing to their patients and staff during a time of uncertainty.

In 2019, the Warrensburg Art Commission funded a new hanging rail display at WMMC now permanently installed for any artist or art group to use. This display was initially used to display artwork of Warrensburg Middle School students through a Classroom Impact Grant from the Warrensburg Schools Foundation.

While the students are no longer displaying their artwork at the hospital, other local artists have the ability to hang their work on a rotating schedule.

The current display, a collection of acrylic paintings of local parks, farms and hiking trails, showcases the talent of local artist Kellie Campbell. “I’m hopeful that the exhibit, titled Nature Heals, will bring comfort to patients and hospital staff,” says Campbell. “I’ve taken peaceful memories from hikes, walks, and biking and given them my interpretation on canvas."

The current exhibit will be taken down at the end of January while a new one will be resurrected within the next week. For inquires about how to showcase your artwork at Western Missouri Medical Center, contact Jennie Snapp, Development Manager, at (660) 262-7464 or jsnapp@wmmc.com

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