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Upstate seeks artwork for display in Nappi Wellness Institute

Area artists are being invited to submit artwork to be displayed in Upstate’s newest building, the Nappi Wellness Institute.

The 5-story, 100-foot-tall building, being built on the northeast corner of E. Adams and Almond streets, will house Upstate’s ambulatory care services, including primary care, geriatrics, radiology, laboratory services, behavioral health, family medicine, pediatrics and the Joslin Diabetes Center. The building is set to open in 2023.

The Upstate Nappi Wellness Institute is seeking two-dimensional artwork to hang in corridors; exam, patient and treatment rooms; and offices of all five stories.

“Art can go a long way in creating a soothing and healing environment, especially for our patients who will seek care in this facility,” said Matthew Capogreco, director of special projects for Upstate’s ambulatory services. “We would be especially proud to display art created by area artists.”

Capogreco says the art should represent healing through nature and lend a sense of calm and piece to the facility.

The palette and imagery are based on the healing through nature theme. There are walls covered with stylized plants; surfaces that look like wood; and colors of sky, plants and earth.

Artwork should range in size from 96” x 56” to 24” x 12”

 Applications for artwork to be considered for purchased and displayed at the Nappi Wellness Institute are due by March 4, 2022. To receive a request for proposal go to: www.upstate.edu/nappi