Led by guest artist Mary Fusco, patients and their caregivers learn basic visual art principals, which they put into practice creating their own masterpieces. Step-by-step instruction guides them through the completion of a personalized painting by the workshop’s end. The soothing art of painting complements the healing process nicely in this series, where there are no mistakes only opportunities to create.
Mary R. Fusco is a self-directed artist who works primarily with acrylics. Mary’s fondest joy is to paint for treatment and healing spaces. As a volunteer for Center Stage at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, she paints soothing scenes and colorful abstracts on individual ceiling tiles for patient rooms and treatment areas. A resident of Mount Joy, Pa., Mary works professionally as creative director for the Lancaster-based furniture store, INTERIORS HOME. She is an ordained deacon of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Harrisburg, Pa., where she also serves on the praise, arts, and ministry training teams. She is a founding member of 61 Arts, a Christian painting group based in Central Pennsylvania.