Home » Don Bertram Celebrates Imagination for Artists in Motion
June 6, 2009
Bright colors, fun images, and a little compassion…
These are the three ingredients that Don Bertram considers the most important in his participation in the “Arts In Medicine” program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. On a monthly basis, Bertram visits the clinic and attempts to create a pleasant experience for the children, their siblings, and parents. While they are waiting for their doctor’s appointments, he invites the children to use their imaginations doing creative art projects.
“Usually I will bring 3 or 4 of my paintings with me to the clinic to help ignite the kids imaginations to send them on their own artistic journeys. It is these journeys that allows the children to leave the clinic setting behind along with their individual health issues for a little while anyway. Invariably I will see that light shine in their faces that lets me know that I have touched them not only with my art but with their own as well,” explains Bertram.
Don Bertram, a self taught artist, has been recognized on various occasions for his efforts and is a recipient of Randall’s Community Hero Award. You can learn more about Don’s work by visiting his gallery at www.luna7.com
Don Bertram has also donated 50% of the sales of his artwork to the Arts In Medicine program, and will participate in the 9th annual ARToberFEST in Galveston. For more information about the festivals, go to www.artoberfest.com