Painting by Andrea Graziano Contributed photo

The Woman’s Hospital Association Rotating Art Gallery at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is displaying the art of Andrea Graziano and the photography of Mike Casey.

Graziano has lived in Lisbon Falls, since her family moved from Utica, New York, in 1966. She began to devote more time to painting during the isolation and sadness of the pandemic. From mixing the paints, applying the paints to canvas and watching the paint’s flow, “I knew it was going to become a healthy obsession. It is pure meditation. When people see my paintings, I hope it brings as many smiles and happiness, as I felt creating them,” said Graziano, according to a news release.

Casey graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1982 and has spent many years enjoying the experience of photographing the world around him. He finds that whether he is in Maine or anywhere else, “there is always a picture to be taken. I am always looking for a better one around the corner. Although a picture may express a thousand words, I leave the interpretation of the picture to the viewer,” said Casey.

The works on display can be purchased through the association’s gift shop adjacent to the main lobby at medical center. As a result of the hospital safety precautions because of the pandemic, the art gallery is only available for viewing for staff, patients, and their designated visitors at this time. A percentage of sale proceeds benefits patients of CMMC.

For more information, email Jeri Maurer, chair, WHA Rotating Art Gallery at CMMC, at [email protected].

Photo by Michael Casey

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