Kane County Hospital’s Healing Arts is showcasing three local artists for the month of May and celebrating Hospital Week. Cynthia LaBelle, Rosemary Swapp and Laurali Noteman, this month’s artists, have combined their artistic works for your enjoyment. Their show will be on display from May 2, 2018 through June 4, in the hospital’s main hallway. Hospital Week runs the week of May 6th through the 12th. So, we are inviting everyone up for an evening of mingling with friends and enjoying the latest art rotation.
Cynthia LaBelle arrived in Kanab in 2005 and became involved with the local are community. Her background was in photography, but her interest in painting was sparked by works of other artists. After experimenting with different media, she fell in love with the challenge of watercolor. Occasionally she works in other media and for this show shares a couple playful pieces on rice paper and one in casein. Since her last showing in Kanab she has concentrated on painting landscapes, falling back on flowers and still life for a change of pace. Cynthia retired in 2010 and enjoys painting and sketching in her free time.
Rosemary Swapp, moved to southern Utah/northern Arizona just after she graduated from high school. As a ranch wife she works outdoors and enjoys what this area offers in open spaces, grandeur and lighting. When time allows she continues to hone her talents through art classes which challenge her to expand her knowledge, try new techniques and enjoy the freedom art brings. Rosemary’s current art projects are done with watercolor. The steps involved can fit into her busy schedule. Swapp explains, “Trying new methods, styles and subjects keeps creating interesting and fun”.
Laurali Noteman moved to Kanab in 1973 working with her family in the “76” gas station and body shop where Denny’s Wigwam is now and started a dog grooming business. She began her employment with KCH in January 1991 and in 1997 began the rotating art show. She works with the mixed media of pen, ink and pastels. “I started taking photographs so I could capture shadows and motion of the subject whether it is a grandchild or a quail in the yard. It always amazes me to watch an art piece come together. I have my camera with me most of the time and get some amazing ‘right place, right time’ photos.”
Please celebrate with our artists, staff and residents at the Healing Arts and Hospital Week open house on the evening of May 10 at 5:30 in the hospital lobby. Light refreshments will be waiting for you.