Artist Dan Fenelon worked with community members at Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton Medical Centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital to create sculptures as part of Atlantic Health System’s Artist in Residence Program, in partnership with Morris Arts.The parent organization of Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton Medical Centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital invited members of the community to come to each medical center to work alongside artist Dan Fenelon who created a sculpture unique to each medical center.
Fenelon’s work at each site over the course of two weeks in November helped to celebrate Arts in Healthcare Month.
“As part of our vision, to empower our communities to be the healthiest in the nation, we’re welcoming visitors, patients, staff and anyone who is interested to share their creativity for a lasting piece of artwork that will inspire all who come to our hospitals,” said Maria Regina Lupo, manager of Healing Arts and a registered art therapist for Atlantic Health System. “We’re honored to have an artist of Dan Fenelon’s caliber guiding this collaboration with the community.”
Fenelon graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass., and went on to work as a graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist. Dan’s art infuses a blend of pop, cartooning, modernism and tribalism along with an explosion of vibrant colors. He has shown his work nationally and is currently represented by galleries in New York and New Jersey. He has been commissioned for murals throughout the United States and works with schools throughout New Jersey as a teaching artist with Morris Arts.