UF Health Jacksonville Arts in Medicine (AIM-Jax) was created in 2004. As an offshoot
of UF Health Arts in Medicine
at Shands Hospital, AIM-Jax implements interdisciplinary arts to enhance
and expedite the healing process. Currently we are an arts and patient focused program
with professional artists on-site five days a week working at bedside and in workshop
Meet the AIM-Jax Team
Lauren Anter – Program Coordinator and Artist [email]
Lauren Anter is an artist maintaining a studio practice in Jacksonville, Florida
with a degree from the University of North Florida in painting and printmaking.
She uses this background as the foundation for the projects she designs for patients.
She believes that seemingly simple processes can result in profound transformations.
Rose Egidio – Artist in Residence
Rose is an artist living in Neptune Beach. She works primarily in watercolor in
her own body of work. She has taught art for the past 8 years at a school for autism
in Jacksonville. She enjoys working at bedside with patients to help them channel
their creative energy into something beautiful.
Amanda Samuels – Artist in Residence
Amanda is a practicing artist based in Jacksonvlle. She graduated from the University
of Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in painting. She also works
as an art instructor and teaches local painting classes. She views the act of art
making as a healing process and a powerful form of release. She is passionate about
helping others access their own creative expression.
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