Picture That e-News End-of-Summer 2020


Block Island North Lighthouse, RI


To our valued clients, artists and friends!

Despite the changing post-pandemic environment in our region, our client-centric approach remains as vital today as it was nearly two decades ago. We strive to create positive experiences and provide our clients with unrivaled services, products and support. On behalf of the Picture That Team, I'm excited to share some of the fine art design solutions we offer to a diverse range of clients.

As our summer rapidly comes to an end, this season, as every season, we greatly value your trust and appreciate your continued loyalty and support.

Wishing you and your families a safe Labor Day weekend,

~ Valerie A. Cooper and the Picture That Team


HEALTHCARE

Hospital or Hotel?

New London Harbor Lighthouse, CT

Watch Hill Beach & Lighthouse, RI

During these pandemic days, limited access to healthcare facilities has not stopped the Picture That team from outfitting a number of facilities "virtually." Our on-site artwork installations continue, and we have full capacity to source art, custom frame and design signature spaces. Based on a client's vendor clearance preferences, Picture That can perform art installations or clients have the option to complete installations, utilizing their in-house facility teams.


Our competitive advantage is to use art as a vehicle to promote a sense of healing and provide comfortable surroundings.


The Ultrasound and Nerve Conduction Velocity Clinic at Yale New Haven Heath's Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is no exception to this mission as our objective was to create a soothing, healing environment in their newly renovated space.


After Picture That experts familiarized themselves with the hospital's clinic, the curatorial team selected the perfect images that feature soothing and healing themes with an emphasis on local coastal scenery, as you can see firsthand.


Are the walls in your facility blank, dull or unattractively decorated? If so, consider enhancing your environment with serene, healing art.

Weekapaug, RI


Browse NEW collections from our EXCLUSIVE healthcare artwork catalog, or call us today to see how we can transform your healthcare facility with art.


CORPORATE CORNER

Happy Workplace?

Virtual Art Programs Provide

Dopamine* Dose

Picture That's Virtual Art Gallery features "My Third Grade Class" by Jeanine Hill-Soldner in honor of National Military Appreciation Month (May)


Do you feel unmotivated, burnt-out or disconnected in todays socially distanced world? When working remotely, or in the office, is it difficult to stay on task?


The research is clear: A happy employee is a productive employee. Moreover, a happy workplace can result in higher company profits, fewer sick days and a host of other benefits.


Obviously, art has an aesthetic component, but did you know that art also can make a happier workplace as indicated by numerous scientific studies? For nearly 20 years, Picture That has experienced this phenomenon in the workplace firsthand through the positive feedback from clients, many with whom we've worked for nearly two decades.


We're not surprised that during this pandemic and remote working environment, a surge among new client demands includes requests for virtual art programs.


The reasons behind the latest trend include increased cultural awareness and diversity training; social justice on the heels of the Black Lives Matter movement; increased interaction and engagement when working from home and some employees may even experience an extra dose of dopamine* as research states.


Fortunately, our highly skilled virtual art team has the experience to meet numerous virtual art programming needs, and we are happy to share our happy pill to fill the bill!


During the interim, enjoy "A Close Look: Scenes from a United Family in honor of Military Appreciation month," one of many virtual art programs, HERE.


* Dopamine is one of the "feel good" chemicals in our brain.

Featured Artist:

Kevin Cole

"Soul Ties That Matter" by Kevin Cole, 20'x55'x2' Installation

The Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA

This month our Corporate Corner features artist Kevin Cole who specializes in Sustainability. Sustainability-themed artwork incorporates natural and recycled materials that are reshaped into elements artistically different from their original state.

Cole was born and raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. His high school art teacher encouraged him to attend the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, where he received a BS in art education. That was the best decision I ever made, he says. "There were African-American males there who inspired me to become an artist/educator."

The artist works with a range of "sustainable" mediums with reoccurring themes of ties, scarves and color to create three-dimensional structures. "Moving Forward" (below) is a commissioned sculpture, which is also part of Coles "Fragment of Frozen Sound" series that uses symbols and African prints to describe the family's lineage.

To view Kevin Cole's portfolio, contact Picture That's curatorial team.

"Moving Forward" by Kevin Cole, this month's Featured Artist

and also one of Unity's Sustainability issue finalists (June 2020)

Since 2003, Picture That has partnered with our client, Thompson Hospitality, to curate a virtual art exhibition for the centerfold of Unity magazine, which is published six times per year. Unity promotes diversity and cultural awareness and is exclusively distributed to clients of Thompson Hospitality and Compass Group, both world leaders in food service.


NEED CUSTOM FRAMING?


Picture That fine art framing specialists offer a variety of framing services. View our recent "Slam Dunk" project of Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell's authentic signed sports memorabilia recently custom framed for a private collector.


"It looks wonderful and we are looking for a perfect spot at home to place it."

~ Clients' feedback

NEED ARTWORK APPRAISED?


We are proud to be an: Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America

Please call for a complimentary quote for services (203) 977-8203

ATTENTION ARTISTS!

Invitation to African-American Artists Unity 2021 February issue, Click HERE

Invitation to Women Artists Unity 2021 March issue, Click HERE


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