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15 Local Artists Showcase Photography to Honor the Gift of Hospice
Created by hospice on 8/18/2011 12:06:12 PM


By day, Dr. Amy Golden, DMD, improves people’s smiles as a full-time dentist with her own practice in Berlin, NJ. In her free time, she enjoys nature photography and continues to help people smile by displaying her work, along with 14 other local artists, at the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Inpatient Art Gallery at Virtua Memorial Mount Holly.

Golden chaired the committee of South Jersey Camera Club members whose works will be on display at the Samaritan Art Gallery until October 31, 2011.

“I witnessed Samaritan's extraordinary care during the terminal illnesses of my two close friends, Dr Karen Knox and Susan Tannery. I am grateful for their wonderful support during a very difficult time for family and friends. I decided to chair this photographic exhibit to show my appreciation to Samaritan. The tender kindness of the hospice workers will always be remembered and helps to soften the sad memories of my friends' last days” said Golden.
Her work on display is entitled “Solitary Tree at Sunset.” (shown below)

The other artists joined Golden to celebrate the gift hospice has provided their loved ones, to provide a calming atmosphere to guests, and to support Samaritan services by donating a portion of the sales to care for patients and families.

“Hospice was wonderful for my Mom. This is special for me,” said exhibiting artist Janet Bowers of Shamong. Her photograph is called “One Day Old.” (below)

Artist Joanne Walter, of Mount Laurel, said “It is my hope that my photographs will bring a moment of respite to the hospice patients and their families -- perhaps to reflect for a moment on a lifetime of challenges and blessings.  It is an honor to participate in this exhibit because the hospice center is so caring and helpful to so many in the community.” Her works include “Dreamy Seashell” (below) and “Kimmel Center Rooftop Atrium.”

 Kimberly Grantner, exhibiting artist from Marlton added, “I am grateful to be able to display my photograph for Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. I really hope that a large amount of money is raised for this worthy cause.” Her photograph on display is called “Summertime Memories.” (below)

To see the entire collection of photographs on display, please visit our Facebook page.

Local artists from the SJCC on display at the Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center include:
Amy Golden of Voorhees; Robert McBride of Southampton; Bonnie Rovere of Shamong; Elaine Walsh of Southampton ; Jeff Feeny of Marlton; Janet Bowers of Shamong; Joanne Walter of Mount Laurel;  Joanna Patterson of Lindenwold;  Kimberly Grantner of Marlton; Michael Grantner of Marlton; Mike Pillows of Browns Mills; Patricia Worley of Medford Lakes; Ralph Baron of Columbus; Stephen Edwards of Lumberton; and William DiBlasio of Lumberton.

Fifteen to fifty percent of the proceeds of exhibit sales will benefit Samaritan patients and families. The public is invited to view the exhibit seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

South Jersey Camera Club (SJCC) was organized to promote the art and science of photography. Among its goals is the desire to unite others in sharing similar interests, to exchange ideas and photographic expertise and to enhance the skills of club members.

The Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center Gallery is located on the second floor of Virtua Memorial, 175 Madison Avenue, Mount Holly. For more information about the show or Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice services, please call 1-800-229-8183.