Opening Reception to be held Feb. 19
The Art Gallery at Shore Medical Center is pleased to present the paintings of Linwood, NJ artist Judith A M Saylor Allison and Dr. Paul Ljubich, a gastroenterologist on staff at Shore Medical Center, in its latest exhibit, "For the Love of Nature," running now through June. On Friday, February 19, both artists will greet guests during the exhibit’s opening reception from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The gallery is located on the second floor of Shore’s state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served and free parking will be available in Shore’s self-park garage.
Saylor Allison is a mostly self-taught artist who primarily paints nature on canvas, using her own original photography as inspiration. Her style can be considered precisionism, which is a combination of cubism and realism where objects are depicted realistically with an emphasis on the geometrical form of the object. Her works are also featured permanently at Nashville North Studios, an art and music studio she operates with her husband in Linwood Greene.
“Painting allows a suspension of my time, a meditation of the beauty of nature, so that my exploration can communicate the vibration of color, light and music,” Judy Saylor Allison says. “It is my belief that such paintings will help to heal illness.”
Paul Ljubich is a board certified gastroenterologist, practicing in Atlantic and Cape May counties since 1992. Dr. Ljubich, a graduate of New York University Medical School, has offices in Egg Harbor Township, Somers Point and Cape May Court House.
Although he has been painting and drawing intermittently since childhood, he began to devote a more significant amount of time to this form of visual art over the past fifteen years. His most frequented medium is oil, although he has recently begun to experiment with other media.
Presently, his style is eclectic and has moved from realism to abstract in an effort to avoid ennui and challenge his artistic skills. Dr. Ljubich is inspired by both the internal and external physical world and that elusive place between wakefulness and sleep.
Shore’s Art Gallery is representative of its holistic approach to patient-centered care that embraces the mind, body and spirit. The medical center has been recognized as the first and only hospital in New Jersey to be formally designated as a “Planetree Designated® Patient-Centered Hospital.” This designation recognizes Shore’s achievement and innovation in the delivery of patient-centered care. Shore is one of 55 healthcare organizations worldwide to receive the Patient-Centered Designation since the program’s launch in 2007.
Caption: Pictured: Judy Saylor Allison’s acrylic “Martha Stewart” and Dr. Paul Ljubich’s “Vrbnik” are among the works on display in Shore Medical Center’s latest Art Gallery exhibit.