Several well-known mural artists and patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently worked together to enhance lab coats with a splash of art. The project’s aimed was to promote a more child-friendly environment at the hospital.
A group of physicians volunteered to wear the jackets as part of their “uniform” while interacting with patients.
Mural artists who participated include:
- Adrien Saporiti (I Believe in Nashville mural)
- Andee Rudloff (Hillsboro Village/KayBob’s mural)
- Bill Caywood (Nashville Looks Good on You)
- Hatch Show Print artists Lauren and Tori
- Little Art house owners Emma and Leighton
- Tinsley Anne Dempsey, curator of the Charlotte Ave murals
“We are passionate about involving the Nashville community in a conversation piece that assists with building rapport and comfort between pediatric patients and physicians,” said Tara Deluca, an art therapist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in a release. “This is a way for patients and families to experience art in their community while they are in the hospital.”
Take a look at patients and artist working together on lab coats below.