Jennifer Madden and Jeffrey Reed of Richmond, CA have been selected to create public art for Sentara’s new treatment and care center, a 253,000-square-foot, glass-and-stone building at 6251 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., complete with a healing garden and fountain.

To contribute to the soothing environment, the artwork will be elegant, sophisticated, visually stimulating and convey a sense of peace and serenity to lift up the patients, families, and staff who come to the building.

The public art committee met with the artists March 29, 2022 to discuss possibilities and location. See pictures from their visit.

The final design was approved in October 2022. The artists are now in the process of creating “Gratitude”. Learn more.

This Private Partnership match project made possible with a $75,000 budget via Sentara and $25,000 from Norfolk Arts. Norfolk Arts continually seeks private developers to partner with to create public art in Norfolk, VA. Up to $25,000 is available. Contact: karenrudd@norfolk.gov for more information. Or view a brochure here.

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