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Healing Touch: Alum’s Vivid Oil Paintings Among Artworks Curated for New Cancer Center in Lansing

Posted August 2, 2017 in AlumniPainting

A new cancer center in Lansing, Mich. is helping its patients to heal with art – not just any art, but works specifically curated to induce feelings of serenity in viewers.

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) alumnus George Peebles (NG) is one of 12 artists with work on display in the Sparrow Health Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. The idea behind the initiative was to populate the facility with art that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to engage with, allowing patients a respite from the often harsh realities of their medical treatment.

work by alumnus George Peebles(above and below): Work by George Peebles (images courtesy of the artist)

work by alumnus George Peebles

Peebles, who specializes in oil landscapes, contributed an untitled oil painting that features vivid colors and a serene natural scene of water, wild grass, and wispy clouds. His work has won a number of awards over the years, including a People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts.

A recent article in Lansing’s CityPulse Magazine, found here, explores the initiative and the artists involved in more depth.

See more of George Peebles’ work at gpeebles.com

Learn more about KCAD's Painting program at kcad.edu/painting