KEEP MEMORY ALIVE EXPANDS FINE ART PROGRAM
OFFERS WORKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Revamped Collection Focuses on Local Artists, with Proceeds Benefiting Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Las Vegas: Keep Memory Alive is re-launching its Fine Art Program at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health by expanding the number of works on view and continuing to make much of the collection available for purchase. Proceeds from each sale benefit both Keep Memory Alive and the artist. Keep Memory Alive’s mission is to raise awareness and funds in support of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
The size of the collection at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has increased from 39 to 59 pieces, 75 percent of which are new works. The newly added pieces reflect an effort to support local and regional artists, in addition to the works already on view from internationally recognized artists. Michele Quinn, curatorial advisor of the Keep Memory Alive Fine Art Program, wanted to both expand the collection and go more in-depth with each of the artists on view.
“With our growth, we now have between two and three pieces from each artist creating a comprehensive collection that is more reflective of the local aesthetic,” Quinn said. “We’re thrilled to have a program that supports both the local arts community and Cleveland Clinic. The mission of Keep Memory Alive is something many of the featured artists have gravitated toward, and the ability to have their work displayed in a Frank Gehry building is an exciting opportunity.”
Works on view throughout the building are available for purchase. Artists have been selected based on individual merit and work that best represents the spirit of the architecture of the Frank Gehry-designed facility.
The re-opening of the collection coincides with the launch of a new website, Lou Ruvo Center of Art, dedicated to showcasing each piece, providing information on the artists and a calendar of upcoming events. For information about purchasing the artworks on view or to schedule a tour of the Keep Memory Alive Fine Art Program at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, email email@example.com or call (702) 263-9797.
“This type of philanthropic program is unique for a healthcare organization and our perspective has always been that a focus on art in a medical environment can enliven and inspire our patients and employees,” Quinn said. “Through the new website and offering of tours we hope to increase community access to this exciting collection of artists. There is a lot of energy happening in downtown Las Vegas and Symphony Park, and we hope this can contribute to this movement.”
A subsidiary of Cleveland Clinic, the Keep Memory Alive Fine Art Program has been designed to support and bring awareness to the effects of cognitive disorders, the brain and its aging process. The Cleveland Clinic Art Program was established by the Arts & Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic in 2006. The program’s mission is to enrich, inspire and enliven patients, visitors, employees and the community. Learn more from Cleveland Clinic's Arts & Medicine Institute.
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