Hollis artists showing at hospital through NE Art Reach

HOLLIS – Hollis artists Marilene Sawaf and Gail Allen are exhibiting their award-winning paintings with New England Art Reach at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Mass.

Allen is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association and Sawaf is a member of the Copley Society of Arts in Boston. They both exhibit in many galleries around New England. The exhibit runs through Dec. 30.

A reception will be held in September. Contact Ruth Axtell at New England Art Reach for information on dates and times.

Works are distributed throughout the hospital as a means of helping patrons to relax and for their enjoyment. Research has shown art in a workplace environment as well as a home can reduce heart rates, anxiety and help enhance overall well-being.