Art League of Ocean City aiming to boost morale at Atlantic General Hospital

OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Art League of Ocean City is bringing people together by setting up what they’re calling a community-wide art installation. They’re also sending some of that art to workers and doctors at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. “We wanted to come up with something that would be a community, art installation project, and also send messages of hope. During this uncertain times. And we wanted it to be something that artists could participate but you didn’t have to be an artist to to participate in it,” said Art League of Ocean City executive director Rina Thaler.

The art league says that people wanting to get involved can decorate a heart design and send it to the hospital by email or mail. The hospital will then distribute the hearts to doctors and workers for a morale boost. Thaler says that art of all kinds is universal and healing. “Not only is it a great project for now, but people will find value in the arts moving forward as we try to make sense of what’s happening now and move to the future, you know, to help people deal with some of this loneliness and depression and anxiety,” said Thaler.

Thaler also tells 47ABC that people and businesses can also hang their hearts up in windows to help spread the message. The Art League says they’re reaching out to other Maryland art organizations to spread the project throughout the state. If you’d like to download and print a heart design, you can visit the Art League’s website.

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