Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute

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Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine Exhibition

with Artist and Researcher Virgil Wong


Open to artists of all ages and experience

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31, 2014


[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is seeking art for its upcoming exhibition, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine. Entries should include three self-portraits: you as you are today; you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with an unhealthy habit you have today; and you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with a healthy habit you have today. For example, in the three images above, Jasmine sees herself today with COPD, what she might look like if her smoking habit continues and her COPD worsens, and what she might look like in the future if she quits.


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Look at yourself today

Create a self-portrait as you are today, however you would like to present yourself.

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Select an unhealthy 
habit

Create a portrait 
of yourself in 5 years 
if you did this habit 
every day.

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Select an healthy 
habit

Create a portrait 
of yourself in 5 years 
if you did this habit 
every day.

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Self-Portrait: Present

Symbols or totems may be used for the self-portraits. For example, this young plant could represent an individual’s current state of growth or development.
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Self-Portrait: Future (Bad Habit)

An unhealthy habit, like sleep deprivation from excessive technology-use, could result in a burnt-out state visualized by this incinerated tree.
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Self-Portrait: Future (Good Habit)

A healthy habit, like going to bed at a regular time every night, could result in a more positive state of body and mind as visualized by this robust flowering tree.
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ALL WORK MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 31, 2014. Each portrait should be no larger than 18″ X 24″. Portraits may be separate pieces displayed side-by-side, or they may be connected as a triptych. 2-D works on paper must be framed and ready to hang. 3-D art will also be accepted.

The exhibition, sponsored by the school’s Creativity in Health Education Program, will open with a public reception with special guest Virgil Wong, acclaimed artist, scientist, and creator of the Medical Avatar, on November 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Please submit the online registration form now

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Your Name (required):

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Please briefly describe the work you will submit by 10/31/14:

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Mail or deliver your work by October 31, 2014

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[li]Print out the ART LOAN AGREEMENT and attach it to the back of your work.
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[li]Please mail or deliver work to:

Lynne Pearo-Baker

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

2 Riverside Circle

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[li]Email a JPEG of the work(s) to Lpearobaker@carilionclinic.org before October 31, 2014.[/li]

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Questions?

For questions, please contact:
Lynne Pearo-Baker
[highlight]Lpearobaker@carilionclinic.org[/highlight]
(540) 556-9833

Art teachers in the Roanoke or Blacksburg-area may contact Lynne for group pick-up of work.


RELATED INFORMATION

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Press Coverage

Read about the Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine exhibition at the Perspective Gallery in The Roanoke Times.
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Data Symptom Portraits

View Virgil Wong’s data symptom portraits featured in the exhibition at the Perspective Gallery and coming to VTC-SOM.
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VT Carilion School of Medicine

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is inventing the future of biomedical research and medical education.
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