Courage Kenny’s ‘A Work of HeArt’ Adds Colorful Tribute to Health Care Workers
A little over one year ago, COVID-19 vaccinations began in Minnesota, including at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, where thousands of people received the vaccine. Now one year later, a piece of artwork is paying tribute to that effort.
The canvas art piece, titled “A Work of HeArt,” symbolizes all the work that went into the Courage Kenny vaccine drive that went on for about six months. Every splash of color was done by a person who contributed to the effort, including volunteer nurses, pharmacists and security staff. The art took about a week to make.
“It was really exciting to watch the piece develop over time, or kind of evolve as people added to it, similar to this pandemic and how this entire process unfolded over the last couple of years,” said Lindsey Spitzer, the Allina Health nurse who came up with the idea.
The art piece is on display outside the Courage Kenny gym. Spitzer believes the work symbolizes hope.
“When there’s a big lift like this that needs to be done, that our health care community and members of our community come together and make it happen,” she said. “And we’re still out there working hard as a group to find a new normal.”
CCX News Director Shannon Slatton contributed to this report.