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Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Walking Gallery Year 6

This is the sixth year of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  We now number 428 members walking around the world with patient story paintings on our backs.  We are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience. We are providing a patient voice, and by doing so, are changing the conversation.

An artist or artists interviews medical professionals and lay individuals to form a patient centric narrative. The artist then creates 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” wears 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.

As of January 2017, 428 unique Walkers have joined the Gallery wearing 472 jackets.  The Gallery has representatives on six continents, but the majority of Walkers reside in the US. One artist creates the majority of the art, but new artists are frequently joining the movement.  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 names of the Artists of The Walking Gallery followed by the quantity of jackets they have painted:  
1. Regina Holliday, 408 jackets
2. Isaac Holliday, 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, 8 jackets
8. Michele Banks, 1 jacket
9. Megan Mitchell,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,  1 jacket
15. Fred Trotter, 1 jacket
16. Leela, 1 jacket
17. Gayle Schrier Smith, 1 jacket
18. Moira Simms, 1 jacket
19. Joan Holliday, 1 jacket
20. Adalyn, 1 jacket
21. Chris Chan, 1 jacket
22. Amy O'Hanlon, 1 jacket
23. Vera Rulon, 1 jacket
24. Jessica Nicula, 2 jackets
25. Nikai, 1 jacket
26. Deonm, 1 jacket
27. Daquane, 1 jacket
28. Olivia Dias, 1 jacket
29. Donnell Bonaparte, 1 jacket
30. Hazel F., 1 jacket
31. Rachel Fields, 1 jacket
32. Zoe Carr, 1 jacket
33. Thomas Richardson, 1 jacket
34. Tamela Mack, 1 jacket
35. Julia Anderson, 1 jacket
36. DJ Hamilton, 1 jacket
37. Jenn Toby, 1 jacket
38. Camala Walling, 1 jacket
39. Jordan Lanham, 1 jacket
40. Josh Miller, 1 jacket
41.  Te'j Matthews, 1 jacket
42.  Tony Zieger, 1 jacket
43.   Shannon Shine, 2 jackets
44.   Melody Smith Jones. 3 jacket
45.  Kay Seurat, 1 jacket
46.  Danny McGinnest Jr., 5 jackets

For more information about joining the movement or to see all 400 plus jackets, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

The Walking Gallery members who had jackets painted in Year Six:

472."Lifeline" a jacket for Vincent Keunen

471. "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Death" a jacket for Robb Fulks

470. "Want to Be" A jacket for Brian Be painted by Danny McGinnist Jr.

469.  "Connecting the Dots" a jacket for Max Stroud painted by Melody Smith Jones

468. "Refrigerator Art" a jacket for Catherine Berg

467.  "Let's Make Healthcare Awesome!" a jacket for Yael Harris

466.  "Miles to go before I sleep." a jacket for Neil Versel

465.  "Saving Lives" a jacket for Jimmy Weeks

464. "The candles that never go out" a jacket for Alex Fair

463. "Abat-voix" a jacket for Linda Stotsky

462. "Teaching a better way." a jacket for Jared Kutzin

461. "11th Hour" a jacket for Esther Fischer

460. "Milkweed" a jacket for Cynthia Dianne Heath

459. "Balanced" a jacket for Judith Zerbe

458. "Hope Grows" a jacket for Ilhee Bae

457. "My Granny" a jacket for Jesika Gavilanes

456."If the Shoe Fits" a jacket for Corey Spears

455. "Teach us in the way that we should go" a jacket for John O'Donnell

454. "I promise to do my best" a jacket for Hassan Tetteh 

453. "The Fire That Drives Me Forward" a jacket for Bill Esslinger

452. "I hug my patients" a jacket for Lissanthea Taylor

451. "Pay It Forward" a jacket for Ben Merrion

450. "Fearless" a jacket for Mandi Bishop Meyers

449. "Diabetes" a jacket for Riva Greenberg

448. "Chapter Three" a jacket for Sally Okun

447. "To Walk Before you Run" a jacket for Sarah Cawley

446. "Making a Difference" a jacket for Liz Johnson

445. "Med" a jacket for Chric McCamic painted by Danny Mcginnest Jr. 

444. "It's Like Blessings Keep Falling" a jacket for Aja La'Starr Owens painted by Danny McGinnest Jr.

443. "Eye Don't Know Why" a jacket for Adrienne Robinson Drapper painted by Danny McGinnest Jr.

442.  "Use your Words" a jacket for Andre Carbonell painted by Danny McGinnest Jr.

441. "#UnicornJess" a jacket for Tiffany Peterson

440. "Springing the Trap" a jacket for Jeri Burtchell

439. "Better Things Ahead" a jacket for Allyson Burroughs

438."8o8" a jacket for Lauretta Sechrest

437. "The Merry-go-round" a jacket for Tiffani Doyle

436. "Be the Trigger" a jacket for Bryanna Gallaway

435. "Burning Down the House" a jacket for Leslie Hayes

434."Growth" a jacket for Corinna West 

433. "The Anointed Ones" a jacket for Benjamin Berlin

432. "Boston Heart Mom"  a jacket for Tami Rich

431. "At the End of my Rope" a jacket for Abby Bott

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

If you would like to help fund the movement: 

Here is a short film about the movement:

to understand the origin of the idea.

to understand the sacred nature of this path

To view the jackets in year one 1-162

To view the jackets of year two 163-251

To view jackets of year three 252-328

To view jackets year four 329-393

To view jackets year five 394-430