Past Events

Barbara Westfall and UW Health
invite you to


Thursday, September 24, 2015

4:00 - 6:30 Refreshments and Art Sale
4:30 - 5:15 Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

Topic: The Art and Nature of Healing in Healthcare

Barbara Westfall, M.F.A., Sarah Petto, UW Health Arts-in-Healthcare Program and Mandy Kron, UW Health Art Program

UW Health American Center Hospital
4602 Eastpark Blvd. Madison, WI


The Nature of Healing

Solo Art Exhibition by Barbara Westfall, M.F.A.
August 2 - October 2, 2015

UW Health American Center Hospital
4602 Eastpark Blvd
Madison, WI

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Café Gallery Hours: Daily 8 am - 8 pm

Come see Barbara's commissioned mural, Three Deep Breaths, unveiled. Mural is located in the Emergency Department. In addition, visit the Café Gallery to view The Nature of Healing.

The Nature of Healing serves to demonstrate how art weaves the beauty and mystery of nature's forms, materials and colors into people's lives. Exploration of biomes, trees, flowers, underwater gardens, full moons and sunny days, enable me to experience the multitude of feelings nature evokes. This collection of art reflects my belief in the intricate and vital role art plays in wellness and healing.

Bring your family and friends to relax and explore east Madison's newest health care and wellness facility.


Urban Nature

A Solo Art Exhibition by Barbara Westfall, M.F.A.
July 1 - August 19, 2016

Monroe Arts Center
Frehner Gallery
1315 11th Sreet
Monroe, WI 53566

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 2016 5 - 7:00 pm
Artist’s talk: 5:30 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat 10:00 - 5:00

Urban Nature explores the role of nature in our lives regardless of where we live. It is known that being in nature, as little as 20 minutes each day, is of great benefit to our minds and bodies. In an urban setting, paying attention to the colors, sounds and smells of the flora and fauna, and the emotions they evoke, serves to connect us to that which is important in the preservation of life. The intention of my art is to bring nature indoors and give reason to pause, breathe and take in the wonder and beauty of it all.