San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2016
Ilus Art, a life science Art and Education company was commissioned to install a large exhibit at the Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, CA. The displayed art represents images from research institutes and universities around California where scientists are uncovering how stem cells work, how organs regenerate and are developing therapies to treat or reverse certain diseases. The special exhibition entitled, “Taking Art to the Cellular Level,” shines a light on the research. All of the pictures are microscopic cell images from scientists at such places as The Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCSD and others.
California has some of the brightest minds in regenerative medicine, and has long been recognized as a hub for biotechnology and life science research. The art was purchased by Chino Valley Medical Center’s education fund to help educate the public about the research being done to address the health challenges we face and finding cures for these conditions. It also provides a beautiful and visually stimulating display for the hospital. Chino Valley Medical Center’s President and Chief Medical Officer, James M. Lally, D.O. explains, “Chino Valley Medical Center is part of the Prime Healthcare system, and we support education programs, especially something as beautiful as this scientific art. When one realizes that these are research images from a microscope studying treatments or cures to some of the most complex diseases we face, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, autism spectrum, traumatic brain injury, diseases of the kidney or liver – it really opens your mind and heart.”
“Dr. Lally had a wonderful vision for these hallways at the hospital and we are excited to see it come to life,” said Janet Hubka, CEO of Ilus Art. “Ilus was honored to work with the staff at Chino Valley Medical Center to update the art at the hospital, not only with contemporary art, but with pictures of scientific research. Our unique printing technology infuses the microscopic images into metal, creating beautiful luminescent pictures.”
Ilus is not only an art company, but is dedicated to life science education by helping the public learn about the science behind these cellular images. Ilus designs special plaques which define each piece of art – what the scientist is studying, details of the colors, names of the scientist(s) and the institute where the work was performed. Hubka explained, “Dr. Lally and his team asked us to provide the plaques in both English and Spanish – which was a first for us. They turned out great!”
Ilus art also uses this art in lectures they provide to K-12 Schools in support of the STEAM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). “It is important to get children interested in these areas of study, and we use this art to engage them,” says Hubka. “People like Dr. Lally, who support education programs outside of our schools, will also have an impact on students inside of schools. Display’s like this allow the public to see the beauty of the images, which will hopefully inspire them to learn more about the research behind them.”
Ilus Art had a similar exhibit at the San Diego Airport for 7 months last year, bringing the research into the public eye.
“We are thrilled to be hosting information about Chino Valley Medical Center’s art on our website, ilusart.com,” said Hubka. “Through the site, visitors can learn about the scientists behind these unique images, their company or institute, and the focus of their lab.
Ilus is honored to work with the many people involved in the project. We want to personally thank Dr. Lally, President and CMO of Chino Valley Medical Center and their education fund, and Dr. Prem Reddy Chairman of the Board of Prime Healthcare Services.
For more information about ilus Art and this exhibit please visit http://ilusart.com
For more information about Chino Valley Medical Center go to: http://www.cvmc.com/
For more information about Prime Healthcare Services visit http://www.primehealthcare.com/About-Us/Facts-About-Prime-Healthcare.aspx