The Healing Arts Gala

Benefiting Bethesda Health Clinic & Tyler Museum of Art, May 2


(TYLER, TX) May 2, 2012 – Bethesda Health Clinic and the Tyler Museum of Art will host a gala at the TMA Bell Gallery on May 17 at 6 p.m. showcasing The Healing Arts exhibition. The evening’s guests will have an opportunity to enjoy the exhibition as well as hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Latin jazz harpist Carlos Guedes will provide music for the evening. The event’s proceeds will benefit both Bethesda Health Clinic and the Tyler Museum of Art.

Tickets for The Healing Arts Gala are $75.00 per person, and may be purchased by calling the Tyler Museum of Art at 903.595.1001. Sponsorships are available, and both event and sponsorship information may be found at

The Healing Arts exhibition will feature artworks created by individuals who have a connection to the Clinic and will be on view May 8 through May 27 in the Museum’s Bell Gallery.

The Museum will also host a reception on May 19 from 2 – 4 p.m. to celebrate the artists who are participating in this special exhibition. It will feature refreshments and art activities for the whole family. It is free and open to the public.

The concept of The Healing Arts exhibition was created by both organizations working in concert to produce an event that celebrates the connection between art and healing, and the lives that have been forever changed by both. “There is mounting evidence that all forms of creative expression can be helpful in the healing process, and we hope that our collaboration with Bethesda will strengthen both organizations’ ability to serve our community,” said TMA Director Kimberley Tomio.

"This is a great opportunity for our patients and volunteers to express their thoughts and feelings by creating artwork. I appreciate the Tyler Museum of Art for partnering with us on this event," said John English, M.D., CEO of Bethesda Health Clinic.

Bethesda Health Clinic is a Christ-centered ministry that provides affordable, high quality care for the working uninsured. Its purpose is to provide medical care for low income working adults who have no access to insurance and whose only recourse is to seek health care in the emergency rooms of local hospitals.

The Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. The Museum exists as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts. For more information on The Healing Arts exhibition and gala, call (903) 595-1001 or visit

Saint Sponsors*:
Julietta Jarvis Foundation, Inc.
Dr & Mrs. Bruce Carter
Mary John Spence
Leo W. Mack, Jr. M.D.

Patron Sponsors*:
Carol & “Jack” Gibson
Rosevine Inn B&B
David & Julie Nichols
Joan and Larry Price
Barbara Shtofman
Verna & George Hall
Rebecca and Gregg Davis
Jan and Sue Garrett
Drs. Martha and Arnold Oates
Tom and Joyce Arrington
David and Cathy Krafve

*Sponsors as of print day