The Doctor Is In: Artwork by Dr. Seuss

Artwork by Theodor Geisel will be on display in the Hospital's North Corridor Gallery

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Sam proffers some green eggs and ham on a platter.

The
Health Arts Network at Duke (HAND) is hosting an exhibit of  "the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss" in
the North Corridor Gallery at Duke University Hospital from July 12 to August
22, 2011. The exhibition includes limited edition serigraphs, lithographs and
sculptures created by the author/illustrator over a period of 60 years. All
artworks are available for purchase.

"HAND
is pleased to be one of the few venues worldwide to exhibit the personal
artworks of an American icon who has delighted generations of children and
adults alike," said Olivia Woodford, HAND director. "The exhibit
promises to bring beauty, celebrate community and touch the spirit of the Duke
medical community and of all who visit the gallery that is adjacent to the
hospital main lobby."

Although
he never earned a medical degree, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss, authored
countless prescriptions for fun. Best known for his children's books like Green Eggs and Ham --the third largest-selling book in the English language -- Seuss created a host of memorable
characters in the irrepressible Cat in the Hat, the loveable Horton and the
unforgettable Grinch.

However,
Geisel, who died in 1991, reveals a different side of himself in the images in
this collection. Although these pieces still reflect the humorous and playful
fantasy creatures of his children's books, these works are not limited to a
primary palette of colors, by the size of a book page or to children's themes.

Together
with the exhibit, HAND is holding a raffle for two limited edition framed Seuss
serigraphs:

  • Green Eggs and Ham (Inside cover)
  • We Looked! Then We
    Saw Him Step in on the Mat!
    (released in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
    the Cat in the Hat)

Raffle
tickets are $5 for one or $25 for six and can be purchased online at www.seusscarolinas.com or at the Mars
Gallery from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the
exhibit.

Proceeds
from the raffle and a portion of sales will go toward purchasing artwork for
patient rooms in Duke Hospital.

Along with the exhibit, a book
discussion, "The Life of Seuss: Reading and Discussion," will be held at noon on Friday, Aug. 5 in Room 1993, Duke Clinic.

At Noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9, "Seussical the Musical," will be
performed by Broadway Bound Children's
Choir in a mini-concert in the hospital
lobby.

The exhibit itself will be on view 24 hours a day. 
For further information, visit www.handatduke.org
or call the HAND office at (919) 684-6124.  

HAND
has been designated by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the
outstanding "Arts in Healthcare: Best Practices" programs. Since
1978, HAND has provided performing, literary and visual arts to the Duke
medical community. A dedicated team coordinates 675 volunteers and artists to nurture engagement in the arts to enhance the
health and wellbeing of Duke patients, their families and staff.

With the support of
Mrs. Audrey Geisel, this collection of authorized estate editions has been made
available for private collection and museum exhibition. The exhibit is being
offered in conjunction with The Gallery at Racine of Wilmington, N.C.