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Casanova glass art installed at new medical building

Another signature Casanova art piece was recently installed at Hudson Hospital & Clinic’s new medical office building. Among those at the unveiling were, from left, Marian Furlong, president & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Patrick Casanova, local artist; and Chelsea Kelly, healing arts coordinator at Hudson Hospital & Clinic. (Submitted photo)

Patrick Casanova, local artist, designed another signature fused glass art piece for Hudson Hospital & Clinic. The new piece was recently installed and is now on display in the new medical office building main entrance.

Casanova has a special bond with Hudson Hospital, as his father served on the hospital’s first board.

“I appreciated the hospital’s unique approach to medicine and creating a healing environment,” Casanova said. “It’s easy to get behind and I’m honored to be part of it.”

When the hospital opened on the new campus in 2004, Casanova donated a number of hand crafted hanging glass lamps on display in information and registration areas on campus.

“To me the world of glass is magical,” said Casanova. “No other material handles light and color as dramatically as does glass and light – and it comes alive!”

The healing arts program at Hudson Hospital began over a decade ago and is collaboration between Hudson Hospital & Clinic and The Phipps Center for the Arts.

“Where emotions run full gamut, art offers a healing distraction,” said Marian Furlong, president & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic. “We are pleased to display another beautiful blown glass piece by Patrick Casanova.”

Chelsea Kelly, Healing Arts Coordinator, oversees the program for both Hudson Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic. Local and regional artists display their work throughout the campuses on a rotating basis.