Although art may not be able to directly cure disease or heal the sick, it can elevate moods, make anxiety or pain easier to bear and play a significant role in helping someone recover and heal from illness or injury.

That's why Western Reserve Hospital has partnered with Collide: Cuyahoga Falls and ArtsNow of Summit County to provide inspiring artwork from the local creative community. The curated collection will be displayed in Western Reserve Hospital's oncology rooms on an eight- to 10-week rotation, afterwards appearing in an open exhibit in the public access community gallery area, located in one of the hospital's main hallways.

The next deadline for submission is Nov. 1, with subsequent submission dates every eight to ten weeks after that. The next installation will be mid-December.

For details, contact Project Curator Jessica Lofthus at