the Painter Without Borders
The Painter Without Borders Program was established in 2016 when an established art therapist teamed up with a local artist and grass roots non-profit to create a pop-up studio in the heart of the cancer community at Massachusetts General Hospital. What began as a one time spontaneous celebration of color, texture, and energy has become a weekly mainstay at two of the country’s most established hospitals. The concept is simple - Art is a universal language, it can bridge cultural boundaries and facilitates healing. By setting up an easel, this pop-up studio opens the door to meaningful interactions with patients, families, doctors, nurses, and volunteers in any setting, at any moment.