Harbin Clinic Gallery to unveil Healthy Expressions Exhibit

A new exhibit showcasing the work of Harbin Clinic physicians and employees will be unveiled at the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage located at 252 N 5th Ave. in the River Arts District of Rome.

The exhibit, entitled Healthy Expressions, will have its grand opening on Thursday, May 9th from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and highlights the healing nature of creative expression.

“The Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage was influenced by our appreciation for the therapeutic benefits of art and creative expression,” says Kenna Stock, Harbin Clinic CEO. “Art in all its forms is meant to be enjoyed, but the health benefits can be significant.”

Being creative and enjoying the expressive works of others through art, writing, music, acting or dance has been shown to elevate mood and reduce stress and anxiety, which can help with physical considerations such as vascular health, heart health and the strength of the immune system.

Creative expression can also help with cognitive skills and emotional health. Research shows that painting and drawing can help dementia patients recall memories and reconnect with their lives, while writing and music can be therapeutic for trauma patients.

“Creativity is important for an integrative approach to improving health,” says Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist Dr. Matthew Mumber. “The same can be said for healthcare providers; being able to tap into our creativity has positive impacts on the care we provide our patients.”

“In discussing the benefits of creative expression, we began to notice that we have a lot of creativity within our own Harbin Clinic family of physicians and employees,” Stock noted. “We realized that an exhibit of their works and stories of how their hobbies enrich their lives was a great way to demonstrate our support for the arts.”

The Healthy Expressions exhibit will feature art and crafts by Harbin Clinic physicians and employees including:

The Healthy Expressions exhibit will feature art and crafts by Harbin Clinic doctors and employees including:

Dr. John Cowan, Jr, Neurosurgery Rome   
Dr. Kenneth Davis, Administration   
Dr. Richard Donadio, Spine & Pain Management Rome   
Dr. Christopher Knitig, Family Medicine Cartersville   
Dr. Gregory McDonald, General Surgery Cartersville   
Dr. Matthew Mumber, Radiation Oncology Rome   
Dr. Jonathan Pewitt, Dermatology Rome   
Dr. Charles Pesson, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Cartersville   
Michelle Broderson, Lab Rome
Lorie Carter-Poole, Pulmonary Medicine Rome   
Kathi Causby, Family Medicine Calhoun   
Lyn Everett, ENT & Allergy Rome   
Maggie DeBarros, Marketing   
Russ Faulkner, Vascular Surgery Rome   
Diatrice Fowler, Rheumatology Cartersville   
Andrea Gibson, Lab Rome   
Lauren Jones Hillman, Marketing   
Heather Kelly, Administration   
Jennah Linskey, Nephrology Cartersville
Miriam Little, Medical Oncology Rome
Haley Loper, Rheumatology Cartersville
Jayta Long, Central Business Office
Nicole Magnuson, Sleep Center Rome
Stacy McDaniel, Vascular Lab Rome
Cierra Pitts, Cardiology Rome
Tribb Robison, Information Technology Services
Tammie Walker, Family Medicine Cedartown