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Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Walking Gallery Walks On: Year Two

Paint and patients, pills and policy all come together within The Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  This walking wall of 226 individuals who wear personal patient narrative paintings on their backs is changing minds and opening hearts.  They are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience.   They are providing a patient voice, and by doing so, are changing the conversation.

While creating national health policy medical professionals and government officials are often more reliant on aggregate data sets, bar charts, graphs and statistics, rather than the whole picture of care, the personal patient narrative and the individual human face.

The Walking Gallery movement hopes to diversify the source content that is used to create the foundation for patient centered care policy, by infusing art imagery depicting a unique patient history or personal story.

An artist or artists will interview medical professionals and lay individuals to form a patient centric narrative. The artist will then create representational imagery and paint that picture story upon the business jacket of the provider of the narrative account. The provider of the patient story aka “Walker” will wear the jacket to medical conferences and events in order to disseminate the patient story to a large group of policy minded attendees and to represent the individual patient voice in venues where they are underrepresented. Further, both artist and Walker will support the spread of the story and image via social media.

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As of June 2013, 226 unique Walkers have joined the Gallery wearing 251 jackets.  The Gallery has representatives on five continents, but the majority of Walkers reside in the US. One artist creates the majority of the art, but new artists are joining and currently make up 10% of content creation within of the Walking Gallery.  The Gallery is promoted heavily on twitter, facebook and personal blogs.   Its widening appeal within the health conference community is creating a new space for patients at such events.

The Artists of The Walking Gallery:

1. Regina Holliday 226 jackets
2. Isaac Holliday 6 yrs, 1 jacket
3. Becca Price, 1 jacket
4. Miriam Cutelis, 1 jacket
5. Ess Lipczenko, 1 jacket
6. Ben Merrion 1 jacket
7. Courtney Mazza 5 jackets
8. Michele Banks 1 jacket
9. Megan Mitchell 15 yrs 1 jacket
10. Robert J. Filley 3 jackets
11. Anita Samarth 1 jacket
12. Mary Welch Higgins 2 jackets
13. Richard Sachs 2 jackets
14. Jonah Daniel 5yrs  1 jacket
15. Fred Trotter 1 jacket
16. Leela 7yrs 1 jacket
17. Gayle Schrier Smith 1 jacket
18. Moira Simms 1 jacket
19. Joan Holliday 1 jacket

If you would like to join the Gallery please find further instructions below the pictures of jackets of year two.


Year Two

251. "The Golden Egg" a jacket for Pat Salber

Pat in her jacket: "The GoldenEgg"


250. "The Incredible Fred" a jacket for Fred Trotter

"The Incredible Fred" a jacket for Fred Trotter


249. "Vets with Pets" Frankie's jacket painted by Courtney Mazza

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248. "Trinity" a jacket for Kym Martin

"Trinity" a jacket for Kym Martin

247. "Wellspring" a jacket by Susan Hull

"Wellspring" a jacket for Susan Hull
246. "Gleaning" a jacket for Elaine O'Bleness

Gleaning

245. "All My Boys" a jacket for Joan Holliday.  Painted by Regina and Joan Holliday.

"All My Boys" a jacket for Joan Holliday

244. "Hydrate" a jacket for Taylor Martin

"Hydrate" a jacket for Taylor
243. "Diabetesbusters"a jacket for IsaacHolliday

"DIABETESBUSTERS" for Isaac Holliday

242. "The Keeper of the Match" a jacket for Jo Hamilton

"The Keeper of the Match" a jacket for Jo Hamilton

241. "Eyes on the Prize" a jacket for Dominique Beatty

"Eyes on the Prize" a jacket for Dominique Beatty

240. "Walk-Ins Welcome" a jacket painted and worn by Moira Simms

"Walk-Ins Welcome" a jacket painted and worn by Moira Simms


239."May I have this dance." a jacket for Martin J. Hatlie

"May I have this dance." a jacket for Martin J Hatlie

238. "Enjoying the Ride" a jacket for Lance Manning

"Enjoying the Ride" a jacket for Lance Manning

237. "Completing the Masterpiece"a jacket for Vera Rulon

"Completing the Masterpiece" a jacket for Vera Rulon

236.  "Tally Marks" a jacket for Ken Congdon

"Tally Marks"  a jacket for Ken Condon

235. "Lean into the Sorrow" a jacket for Coletta L. Dorado

"Lean Into the Sorrow" Coletta L.Dorado

234. "Stair Steps" a jacket Tom Evans

"Stair Steps" a jacket for Tom Evans

233. "Under Pressure" a jacket for Gina Neff

"Under Pressure" a jacket for Gina Neff


232. The Gamification of Healthcare a jacket for Nick Dawson

The Gamification of Healthcare a jacket for Nick Dawson


231. "Caduceus Deconstructed" a jacket for Randi Oster

"Caduceus Deconstructed" a jacket for Randi Oster


230. "Hemispheres" a jacket for Gonzalo Bacigalupe

"Hemispheres" a jacket for Gonzalo Bacigalupe




229. "Right Side Up" a jacket for Fred Trotter by artist Richard Sachs

Fred Trotter #2

228."You're going to need a bigger binder." a jacket for Jon Francke

"You're going to need a bigger binder." a jacket for Jon Francke

227. "Twice Broken Heart" a jacket for Shelley Cohen Konrad

"Twice Broken Heart" a jacket for Shelley Cohen Konrad

226. "Quantified Smile" a jacket for Katie McCurdy

"Quantified Smile" a jacket for Katie McCurdy


225."Patchwork Health" a jacket for Mary Griskewicz

Patchwork Health a jacket for  Mary Griskewicz


224. "What we lose along the way." a jacket for Amy Gleason

"What we lose along the way." Amy Gleason's Jacket


223. "Bursting from Within" a jacket for Eric Topol

Bursting from Within a jacket for Eric Topol


222. "Hospice Cards" a jacket for Regina Holliday

"Hospice Cards"


221. "The Kastner Rose" a jacket for Kathy Kastner

"The Kastner Rose" a jacket for Kathy Kastner


220. "What is a hero?" a jacket for Alice Hughley

"What is a hero?" a jacket for Alice Hughley

219. "The Gravity of the Situation" a jacket for Esther Dyson

"The Gravity of the Situation" for Esther Dyson

218. "Generations" a jacket for Natrice Rese

Generations


217. "The Rising Son" a jacket for Amy Birney

"Rising Son" a jacket for Amy Birney

216. "Don't tell me to zip it." a jacket for Steven Baker

"Don't tell me to zip it" a jacket for Steven Baker


215. "Hope" a jacket for Jan Oldenburg

"Hope" a jacket for Jan Oldenburg


214. "The Sleeper" a jacket for Emily Hackel

"The Sleeper" a jacket for Emily Hackel


213. "Embracing Epsilon" a jacket for Karen MacDonald

"Embracing Epsilon" a jacket for Karen MacDonald



212. "A New Refrain" a jacket for Andrew Spong

"A New Refrain"


211. "Is she okay?" a jacket for Jess Jacobs

"Is she okay?" a jacket for Jess Jacobs


210. "In Search of Balance"a jacket for Deven McGraw

"In search of balance" a jacket for Deven McGraw


209. "To Ride This Ride" a jacket for Alicia Staley

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208. "Aeiou" a jack for Mark Scrimshire

AEIOU a jacket for Mark Scrimshire

207. "Hospital for my Children" a jacket painted and worm by Gayle Schrier Smith

"Hospital for my Children" by Gayle Schrier Smith, MD

206. "Little Mirrors"  a jacket for Amanda Greene

"Little Mirrors" a jacket for Amanda Greene

205. "#Cinderblocks" Regina Holliday

#Cinderblocks a jacket for Regina Holliday

204. "MIB" Regina Holliday

MIB a jacket for Regina Holliday

203.  "Taken"  a jacket for Kath Mazella
Taken

202. "A Prescription for Zoe" a jacket for Larry Chu
"A Prescription for Zoe" a jacket for Larry Chu

201. "Monumental Change" a jacket for Michael Seid
"Monumental Change" a jacket for Michael Seid

200. "Wind of Change" a jacket for Jamie Inman
Wind of Change


199. "Metamorphosis"  a jacket for Liza Bernstein
Metamorphasis for Liza

198. "Don't Make a Fuss" a jacket for Carolyn Thomas
Don't make a fuss a jacket for Carolyn Thomas


197. "The Flickering Hand" a jacket for Erin Gilmer

Erin Gilmer


196.  "Balancing Act" a jacket for Brian Carter

"Balancing Act" Brian Carter's jacket

195.  "Fly"  a jacket for Kate Cartwright-Knodel


"Fly" a jacket for Kate Cartwright Knodel
194.  "Partners" a jacket for Teresa Titus-Howard


Partners
193.  Be Ahead of All Parting/The End Ahead a jacket for Bart Windrum

"The End Ahead" a jacket for Bart Windrum

192. "Blood and Tears" a jacket for Martine Ehrenclou

"Blood and Tears" A jacket for Martine Ehrenclou


191. "The Three Stages of Meaningful Use" a jacket for Farzad Mostashari

"The Three Stages of Meaningful Use" a jacket for Farzad Mostashari


190. "Uniting the Field of Care" a jacket for Kristen Andrews

"Uniting the Field of Care" a jacket for Kristen Andrews


189. "Finals" a jacket for Peter Levin

"Finals" a jacket for Peter Levin


188. "The Signs" a jacket for Jari Holland Buck

"The Signs" a jacket for Jari Holland Buck

187. "Grief" a jacket for Ann Becker-Scutte

"Grief"  a jacket for Ann Becker-Schutte


186."NeuCare" a jacket for Ryan Neuhofel

"NeuCare" a jacket for Ryan Neuhofel

185. "The Ood Among Us" a jacket for Jake Miles-McLean


"The Ood among us" for Jake Miles-McLean


184. "After Hours" a jacket for Steven Davidson

"After Hours" Steven Davidson


183. "On Special Days" a jacket for Josh Rubin

"On Special Days" a jacket for Josh Rubin

182. "Bone Black" a jacket for Catherine Fairchild

"Bone Black" a jacket for Catherine Fairchild


181. "Reaching Out" a jacket for Erica Hanson Brown

"Reaching Out" a Jacket for Erica Hanson Brown

180. "The Heart of the Matter" a jacket for Carolyn Der Vartanian

"The Heart of the Matter" a jacket for Carolyn Der Vartanian
179. "Invasion of the C.Diff." a jacket for Pat Mastors

"Invasion of the C. Diff." for Pat Mastors
178. "Paper Chaos" a jacket for Michelle F. Davis

Paper Chaos a jacket for Michelle F. Davis
177.  "All of My Children." a jacket for Mindy Schwartz-Brown

"All of My Children" a jacket for Mindy Schwartz-Brown
176. "The White Wizard" a jacket for Heather Leslie

"The White Wizard" a jacket for Heather Leslie
175.  "Diabetes Mine" a jacket for Amy Tenderich

Diabetes Mine

174. "The Right Thing" a jacket for Lissa

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173. "Access" a jacket for Sanya

Sanya's Jacket "Access"
172. "Becoming" a jacket for Sam Bruinewoud

Sam's jacket "Becoming"
171. "Inked" a jacket for Louise Schaper

Inked a jacket for Louise Schaper

170. "Independence Day" a jacket for Julia Hallisy

Independence Day a jacket for Julia Hallisy

169. "Folding" jacket for Fluckinger

Folding a jacket for Don Fluckinger

168. "Virtual Hospice" a jacket for Colleen Young
"Virtual Hospice" a jacket for Colleen Young


167. "I am e." a jacket for Gangadhar Sulkunte
"I am e." a jacket for Gangadhar Sulkunte

166. "Breathe" a jacket for Karen E. Blair
"Breathe"  a jacket for Karen E. Blair

165. "If I only had a heart." a jacket for Dennis Wagner
Dennis Wagner's jacket: "If I only had a heart."

164. "Upside Down and Backwards" a jacket for Michelle Litchman

"Upside down and backwards" a jacket for Michelle Lichman

163. "The Expert Patient" a jacket for Roni Zeiger

Roni Zeiger's jacket


If you are interested in joining the Walking Gallery here is the info:

Watch:
Here is wonderful short film by Eidolan Films on the DC Inaugural Walking Gallery event June 7, 2011

Read:
To understand the origin of the idea.

To understand the sacred nature of this path

To view all of the jackets 1-162 painted in the first year.



Logistics of the Walking Gallery:  What you need to do to be a member: 

1.  Promise that you will wear this jacket to other conferences and events in order to spread awareness of the power of the Patient Voice.

2.  Send a business jacket so I can paint your image. Please do not send jackets made of seersucker, corduroy, knit, denim, leather or stretch fabric, as they are hard to paint on.  Also this is a business jacket on purpose, we are painting on the “uniform” of the conference attendee.  Fabrics that work well are poly-blends, linen, cotton and wool. Also you might want to by a jacket a size larger than you usually do as the painting will stiffen the back and make it harder to close the buttons.

3.  Tell me your patient story or another's you wish to depict please send via email with some pictures if possible of yourself or the people in your story.  If you don't want to provide a picture, that’s okay, I have a vivid imagination.

4.  Artists can participate by painting their own jacket or another's or both.

5.  I am using Twitter hash tag to link us all together so please tweet about your jacket appearances under #TheWalkingGallery we also have a page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheWalkingGalleryHC

6.  You are free to use the image in your own advocacy mission; I also retain the right to reproduce the image for advocacy purposes. 

7.  Donations are welcome to offset the cost of paint and shipping, but are not required and you cannot buy a jacket.  You are joining a movement, and this is a sacred oath to walk the walk and spread the word.

Welcome to the Gallery.

Any questions?

6 comments:

  1. They are providing a patient voice, and by doing so, are changing the conversation.

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  2. I smile every time I read about the Walking Gallery! What an amazing way to give voices to those who are all too often not heard. Thank you to all the artists and Walkers! And a special thank you to you for starting this!

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  3. So happy to be one of the 212 (#198 - delivered at Stanford Medicine X in September!) Thanks so much for all you do, Regina!

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  4. Really cool. Just tweeted it here in the UK. Thanks. Simon

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