Envision Saint Agnes Hospital

September 27, 2017 – January 5, 2018 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Envision Saint Agnes Hospital, an art exhibition sponsored by St. Augustine University and the Office of Raleigh arts, will be on display at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery. The work of 31 artists is featured. The project is meant to show how art and collaboration can envision a living history and constructive future for sites that might otherwise be forgotten or, even worse, meet their demise in a city that is growing so rapidly. This exhibition brings awareness to the rich history of the site while showcasing the broad talents of community artists. Thirty percent of all exhibition sales will go toward creating a student designed public artwork that acknowledges St. Agnes Hospital. Known as "The Healing Place", Saint Agnes served the African-American community for 65 years providing both nurses training and medical care. In 1922, it was referred to as the only well-equipped hospital for Negros between Washington DC and New Orleans, serving not only North Carolina but adjacent Virginia and South Carolina. Today, the empty shell remains a beautiful edifice that reminds us of its valuable past and beckons toward a vital future.

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