“Ventana hosts Employee Art Exhibit with opening reception July 19” was originally published on www.tucsoncitizen.com. Read an excerpt below:
The connection between artistic creation and scientific innovation can be experienced this summer as thirty Ventana Medical System, Inc. employees showcase their works of photography, origami, writings, watercolor, acrylic, jewelry, clay, stained glass, mixed media in the second annual Ventana Employee Art Exhibition and Competition in Tucson, Arizona.
“As innovators, our role is to push the envelope on novel and creative ways to diagnose cancer,” said Ventana Customer Experience Manager Cathy Gawronski. “The Annual Employee Exhibition provides our employees the opportunity to share their personal creative expressions in two- and three-dimensional works. As an organization, we hold creativity in high esteem and wish to honor our employees by creating this public annual exhibition.”
Through a progressive partnership with Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA), the arts have been part of the daily work experience for the 1,300 employees who work at Ventana through quarterly gallery exhibits from local to world-renowned artists.
The partnership between Ventana and SAACA exemplifies the art@work initiative of the Southern Arizona Business Committee for the Arts (SABCA), an affiliate of Americans for the Arts. Art@work provides SABCA member businesses with the resources needed to organize art exhibitions and programs where employees can bring the visual, literary and performing art they create to the workplace to share with for colleagues, visitors and clients.
“The presence of art in the work environment is not only aesthetically pleasing,” Gawronski said, “art inspires employee creativity and collaboration in many cases.”
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*Photo courtesy of See-Ming Lee