Making Memories Art Exhibit on Display at BMH in July

Making Memories Art Exhibit on Display at BMH in July

‘Miracles’ by Trisha Kurtzhalz

The New England Organ Bank touring art exhibit, Making Memories, will be on display between the hours of 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM in the hallways off the main lobby at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital from July 1-31.

Making Memories began touring in 2008 and has been displayed at city and town libraries, schools, colleges and hospitals across New England as well as at capital buildings in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The collection is comprised of art in a variety of media from people around New England who have been touched by organ and tissue donation.

Works include sketches from a ten year old heart recipient to paintings from accomplished artists who have experienced the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation. Other artists are donor family members who have found comfort and healing after the loss of a loved one through photography, writing and jewelry making. Each piece is accompanied by a brief description of the art as well as the artist’s personal connection to donation and transplantation.

More than 114,000 men, women and children in this country are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. New England Organ Bank (NEOB) is the federally-designated, non-profit procurement organization responsible for the surgical recovery of organs and tissues for transplant throughout the New England region. Together with LifeChoice Donor Services, NEOB created Donate Life New England, a fast and easy way for citizens of New England to register as organ and tissue donors in a secure and confidential manner. For more information, visit www.donatelifenewengland.org.