“We wanted people to feel like we were part of the community,” said artist Tim Kelly.
Family Health Associates is a non-profit community health center that provides a full range of healthcare for families in Queens in affiliation with Mount Sinai.
The exhibit, titled “Health is…,” featured works by local artists like photographer Frank Carrado and live painting by Brad Marshall. Kids and adults alike stopped by for face painting and a chance to sit down and paint whatever their hearts desired on paper.
“Art has an amazing healing quality,” said Kump. “It fosters a creative spirit and helps people focus on their health.”
The sidewalk exhibition encouraged passersby to make art, learn a bit more about health, and admire some of the artwork that was submitted.
“I love painting and I want to share it with the world,” he said.
One of his works, titled “The Caravan,” is based off his childhood in the Philippines. To him, the scene shows healthy living in a stress-free environment.
The “Health is…” art event is only part of the celebrations planned to mark the 10th anniversary of Mount Sinai Queens and 100 years of health care in western Queens.