UK HealthCare

Call for Artists: 'Unprecedented Journey'

graphic for art exhibition

Lexington, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2021) — CREATE, in partnership with UK Arts in HealthCare and Lexington Art League invite health care professionals to submit artwork to “Unprecedented Journey,” a multi-facted health care exhibition.

Anyone that works in the health care field is invited to submit their creative works to this call, regardless of the type of position they hold, be it dietary, environmental services, rehab or physical plant, physicians, nurses, administrators, support staff, techs, therapists and all other health care employees are welcome to participate. This call is open to anyone who works in the health care field and is not limited to just UK HealthCare employees.

The submission deadline is Feb. 12, 2021. Accepted works will be on display at Lexington Art League’s historic home and galleries at The Loudon House from March 19, 2021 through April 23, 2021.

“We are living through an unprecedented time,” said Jason Akhtarekhavari, manager of UK Arts in HealthCare. “It is a time of uncertainty, loss, pain and suffering for so many. And yet, it can also be a time of certitude, healing, recovery and joy. Creativity and the arts are a powerful force. They can help us navigate the challenges of the human experience as an essential component to our health and well-being. Creativity and the arts may also serve as a road map that guides us to a more hopeful future.”

Click here for more information and for submission guidelines.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.