Here are Just a Few of the Artists that Inspire Us

Richard Barnes plays his saxophone in the lobby, Richard Risinit reads to patients, Jon Moscartolo holds a weekly painting workshop in the commons. Maybe you have a talent you’d like to share with a grateful audience? Discover the rewards these volunteers have found by helping others, volunteer now >

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  Diane Bilal
“I draw portraits because it seems to have a healing effect on people.”
Diane specializes in pastel, pencil, and watercolor portraiture. She also does floral painting and facilitates art projects relating to family trees and genealogies. Diane also offers soothing flute music. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America.
     

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  Richard Barnes
“I get a lot of satisfaction playing for the patients...they tell me I make the day for them.”
Richard enjoys bringing classical, jazz and contemporary music to hospice patients and family. He plays with recorded ensembles as well as the Cantilena Trio.
     

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  Jon Moscartolo
“I volunteer because I believe art is an incredible healer.”
Jon presents a Saturday workshop for adults and children visiting loved one’s at hospice. A Dartmouth graduate, he holds a Masters Degree in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design.
     

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  J.P. Shannon Jr.
“It doesn't get any better than that.”
John Shannon Jr. was recently laid-off from his machinist job at a local down-sized manufacturer. He started playing guitar at the age of eight and he now plays beautiful classical, folk and topical tunes for patients and staff. 
     

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  D.W. Ditty
“I was completely unprepared for the amount of joy I experience.”
D.W., a full-time IBM computer salesman during the day, plays bluesy and Americana tunes at patient bedsides and in the lobby each week. You can hear more of his mesmerizing vocal and instrumental tunes at dwditty.com.
     

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  Theresa Nuzzo
“This is something I’ve always wanted to do.”
Terri is a retired nurse who plays piano several times a week in the hospice lobby. Terri’s strongest interest is in Opera, where she studies and sings professionally.
Art Produced by and for Hospice Patients

Here are some samples of artwork produced by patients and staff . You’ll find portraits produced by volunteers and staff, from photos owned by hospice patients. These portraits have thrilled patients and family members (see Diane Bilal) and remain constant reminders of loved one’s during a patients last days and long after.

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
   
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