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7/20/10: Concord piano teacher shares artistic talent in Emerson Hospital exhibition

Linda Grom is an accomplished piano teacher in Concord, where she has lived with her family for many years.  During a career as a music educator, she began to compose music.  Several of her works were published, including choral works set to poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

The creative awakening of composing led her to a desire to try painting.  She attended art classes and studied at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Provincetown Museum School, and the DeCordova Museum School, where she developed a passion for painting. “It was the missing piece in my life for which I was searching,” said Grom.

Starting August 17, her paintings will be displayed at Emerson Hospital in an art show sponsored by the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary.  A complete resume and examples of her work can be found on her website at www.lindagrom.com.

Grom feels that painting, composing, and teaching piano all share the same creative process and are all extensions of deep emotions—an interconnectedness with energies that exist within all aspects of life and forms of nature.  In particular, she enjoys painting outside where wind, sunlight, and the sounds of nature influence the colors, textures, and movement of her work.

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports the hospital community awareness, patient support, and fundraising activities.  Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning about the Auxiliary should contact Karen McCarthy at 978-371-2133. Visitors to the hospital may purchase the photographs, and 25% of the sale price goes to the hospital. 

Information on the curators:
Volunteers with the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary curate the artwork and photography submissions.

Art curators Jen Lannan and Ann Jennings would like to connect with area artists to display their work. If interested, email jenlannan@comcast.net or annjenn29@hotmail.com.

Peter Lund and his wife Ashley Rooney curate the photography exhibit, which is located in the main hallway at Emerson Hospital. If you are a local photographer and you would like to submit your work for hanging, please contact Peter Lund at ebthree@juno.com or Ashley Rooney at earooney@rcn.com

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton, Westford, and Maynard.  The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns.

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports Emerson through increased community awareness, health-related education, and fundraising initiatives. Over the past decade, the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts have helped to raise more than $2.4M for hospital equipment, facilities, and services. For more information about the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, visit www.emersonhospital.org