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Providence Holy Cross and SCV Arts Partner For The Art of Healing

Art inspires. Art transforms. Art heals

SANTA CLARITA/MISSION HILLS, CA - Children and adults in the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to submit their creations to "the Art of HEALING," a program designed to enhance the talents of young artists while providing a healing environment to patients at Providence Holy Cross Health Center in Valencia.
 
The project, a joint collaboration between Providence Holy Cross and SCV Arts, is sponsored by KHTS AM-1220 and Mercedes Benz of Santa Clarita. There are two key elements to the Art of Healing include 1) allowing Santa Clarita elementary school students to have a venue to display their art and compete for scholarships, and 2), to use the healing power of art to provide additional comfort and care to cancer patients and others who receive medical services from the new outpatient center.
 
"I was looking at all these bare walls, and I said we could use some art," said Jeri Seratti Goldman, owner of KHTS AM-1220 who conceived of the program while touring the Providence Holy Cross Health Center.  Jeri stated. "I thought of those cancer patients sitting for hours receiving chemo and realized this would be an incredible project to take on."
 
"There are so many talented local artists in our Valley, and many are thrilled with the opportunity to display their works at Providence Holy Cross," said Gloria Locke, co-owner and founder of SCV Arts. "People will be blown away when they see the work our talented artists are producing. We intend to rotate the art on a quarterly basis so a diverse representation can be displayed."
 
Seratti Goldman's mother, Jean Seratti, recently underwent nine months of chemo- therapy at Providence Holy Cross. Jeri said her mother's experience is one reason why she is passionate about launching the art project.
 
"This will be an on-going event," Seratti Goldman said.  "It will give our kids a chance to display their talents and hopefully put a smile on the face of those receiving treatment at Providence Holy Cross."  
 
For more information, contact Tiffany De Vall, Marketing and Public Relations, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center at 818.898.4577 or visit www.providence.org/holycross.