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Art for the Health of It 2014

Art for the Health of It provides a way to utilize art as a calming agent in a stress-laden environment, while demonstrating the heath and healing benefits of artistic images and expression. The exhibit will be displayed in the surgical waiting room corridor at Southeast Hospital from June 29 - August 28.

The Art for the Health of it exhibition is a juried show open to all artists 18 and older living within a 175 mile radius of Cape Girardeau. The artists for the 2014 exhibition have been selected and are listed below. For more information about this process, please download the 2014ArtForTheHealthOfItProspectus.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 29, from 2 - 4:00 p.m. at Southeast Hospital. Awards will be presented at this reception, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance, the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society, and SoutheastHEALTH.


The Art for the Health of It exhibition will no longer be held outside of the Outpatient Surgical Corridor at Southeast Hospital. Instead, it will be much closer to the lobby and easier for the patients, employees, and visitors to see! When you walk into the lobby it will be in the corridor to the side of the steps leading to Lacey's on the Hill, between elevators A and C as illustrated in the image above.

about the juror

Professor Caroline Kahler joined the Southeast Missouri State University Art Faculty as Chair in the Fall semester of 2011. She has an MFA degree from Wichita State University, KS in ceramics, her MA degree in fibers from Purdue University and her BS degree from Kutztown State College in art education.

Kahler came to Missouri from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. During her 20 years in Kansas she served as chair of the Bethany College Art Department; a juror on numerous occasions for the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission and the Salina River Festival; as Art Education Program Reviewer for the Kansas State Department of Education; and Juror for the Kansas Governor's Art Award.

Kahler’s artwork has been displayed regionally, and nationally, and images of her work have been shown internationally. Her exhibited artwork shows a wide range of interests and variety, demonstrating her skills in jewelry construction, the art of the book, off loom fiber arts and organic ceramic pieces. Her work can be found in numerous personal and museum collections. Kahler is an active exhibiting member of the Circle of 7 Artists.

exhibiting artists
 Vickie Bollinger
Jeffry Hawk
 Emily Booth
 Dixie Jones*
 Tim Buerck*
 Tom Neumeyer*
 Dave Carter*
 Liz Coffey*
 Robert Ressel*
 Juliana Comer*
 Marty Riley
 Candice Eira Hoffman Cramer*
 Annie Schuchart*
 Roxanna Cummings
 Brenda Seyer*
 Anita Dickerson*
 Bob Towner*
 David Hammond*
 Helen Towner*
 Mary Ann Hartman*

*Denotes Arts Council Member