Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer, JoAnn H. Turner, for her colorful photo!
JoAnn comments, “I served as a caregiver for my parents and now caring for my sister who has autism. For years Mom and Dad were amazing with their talents. Dad was a craftsman while Mom shared her love for art. Art was what brought out the best in my sister, and when my aging parents were taken under our care, my joy was writing stories and displaying Sister’s pictures to lift their spirits and quality of life. I painted their home interior with happy colors, adding my sisters vibrant art. Our yard was a garden of colorful flowers, veggies and plants. Our loving parents are no longer with us, but my heart is content that my sister and I carried the torch of Mom and Dad’s creativity. I mentioned to a dear friend about finding out how I can share some of our photography and paintings with hospitals. Thus, the introduction to your wonderful foundation. I was elated. To have one of my works on display is truly an honor, knowing it may lift someone’s spirits while coping with illness of their own or someone they love . That’s one of the biggest accomplishments an artist can have –truly priceless. Many thanks to Founder Elaine Poggi–a true gem– for her selfless contribution and motivation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. Brava!
By all means join us on this fulfilling journey to lift smiles on faces, even during their most critical moment.”