Dr. Tom Gettelfinger, whose interests range from ophthalmology to Burning Man, brings his vision to the new art space at Church Health with an opening on July 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  His unique ability to compose stunning photographs from even less than exotic settings and objects will be on display with a score of prints.  Installed in the Church Health primary care clinic waiting room, the new art space memorializes long-time volunteer Lois Ruleman who passed away last year.

“I know about patient waiting rooms,” said Gettelfinger, “and a calming distraction can be most welcome. These pieces represent florals, landscapes, and decorative objects such as chandeliers; some are more representational and some more abstract. I hope all bring peace and joy to those patients waiting to see a doctor,” he continued.

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Access to the artwork will be through Crosstown Concourse’s West Atrium and the Church Health Welcome Center; the pieces will be available for viewing during business hours through September 30. For more information contact hallk@churchhealth.org.