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TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Feb. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After several years of planning and negotiation with the federal government, the Cherokee Nation officially begins construction on the tribe's new 469,000-square-foot health facility. Hundreds turned out for a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, including representatives from state, federal and tribal governments. When completed in 2019, it will be the largest health center of any tribe in the country. The new outpatient and primary care facility is being built next to the existing W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. The four-story facility will feature 180 exam rooms; access to an MRI machine; 10 new cardiac, lung and kidney specialists, and, for the first time ever, an ambulatory surgery center. "This is a monumental day for the Cherokee Nation, and within just a couple of years, this state-of-the-art facility will be transformative in the lives of our citizens in northeast Oklahoma," said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. "The Cherokee Nation has broken barriers in health care throughout Indian Country for years, and with the addition of the new facility and new services that will come with this facility, we will be pioneers in health care recognized throughout the entire nation." The facility is the outcome of the largest IHS-joint venture agreement ever between a tribe and the federal government. The Cherokee Nation is paying for the $200 million construction of the health center, while Indian Health Service has agreed to pay an estimated $80 million or more per year for at least 20 years for staffing and operation costs. Chief Baker testified before a congressional subcommittee in Washington, D.C., in 2014, advocating for the reopening of the joint venture application process so tribes could invest in health care infrastructure without straining the finances of the federal government. In 2015, Cherokee Nation was among few tribes selected for joint venture projects. When W.W. Hastings Hospital was built in Tahlequah in 1986, it was built for 100,000 patient visits per year. In 2016, Hastings saw nearly 400,000 patient visits and had to refer many patients out of the system for specialty services. "We are in dire need of an additional building on campus, since our current Hastings facility sees four times as many annual visits as it was constructed to host," said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. "After more than 30 years of utilizing and maximizing that space, it's fulfilling to know that once complete it will be a major advancement in our ability to deliver the kinds of health care services our people want and deserve." The new facility will feature five surgical suites and two endoscopy suites inside its ambulatory surgical center. It will house a specialty clinic and feature 33 dental chairs, six eye exam rooms, three audiology testing booths and diagnostic imagining. It also expands space for several other services currently offered such as rehabilitation services, behavioral health, a wellness center and more.   "This top-rate facility will allow us to offer a level of health care and increased access to services in northeastern Oklahoma that weren't even thought possible before," said Cherokee Nation Health Services Executive Director Connie Davis. "On behalf of the Cherokee Nation Health Services staff, I thank Chief Baker, the Tribal Council and Cherokee Nation Businesses for giving us the opportunity to deliver first-class health care to our patients." In 2013, the tribe pledged for the first time to use $100 million from Cherokee Nation Businesses' casino profits to improve the Cherokee Nation's health care infrastructure. The funds expanded the Stilwell and Sallisaw health centers, built new health centers in Ochelata and Jay, and will be used for the new outpatient facility at Hastings. The original W.W. Hastings building will serve as the tribe's in-patient hospital. "The Cherokee Nation has never been more prosperous in its history, and with that prosperity we have invested in services that are a top priority for our people," said Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd. "That effort is evident in this new, state-of-the-art health facility. Our government and business officials have been diligent in managing and growing our resources, and our citizens today and future generations will reap the benefits of the work done by those officials." Childers Architects and HKS Architects are designing the LEED-certified facility, with Flintco serving as the construction manager while teaming with Cooper Construction. About 350 construction jobs and more than 850 new health jobs over time will be created from the project. Photo Cutline: Photo Cutline: (L to R) Cherokee Nation Businesses Board Member Gary Cooper, CEO Shawn Slaton, Cherokee Nation Health Services Deputy Executive Director Charles Grim, Indian Health Service Deputy Director of Field Operations Rear Adm. Kevin Meeks, Tribal Councilors Keith Austin and Janees Taylor, Health Services Executive Director Connie Davis, Chickasaw Nation Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Treasurer Lacey Horn, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd, Tribal Council Deputy Speaker Victoria Vazquez, Tribal council Secretary Frankie Hargis, Tribal Councilors Rex Jordan, David Walkingstick, and Bryan Warner, Cherokee Spiritual Leader Crosslin Smith, Tribal Councilors Dick Lay and Harley Buzzard, CNB Board Members Dan Carter and Jerry Holderby, CNB Executive Vice President Chuck Garrett, Little Cherokee Ambassador Emma Fields, Jr. Lauryn Skye McCoy, Little Cherokee Ambassador Reese Henson, Miss Cherokee Sky Wildcat, W.W. Hastings Hospital CEO Brian Hail, Dr. James Stallcup and Dr. Stephen Jones   Photo Cutline: Rendering of the entrance of the new 469,000-square-foot outpatient health center to be built on the W.W. Hastings campus in Tahlequah.   About Cherokee Nation The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. With more than 340,000 citizens, 11,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and the largest tribal nation in the United States. To learn more, please visit www.cherokee.org. Editor's note: Find all the latest Cherokee Nation news at www.anadisgoi.com. Photos accompanying this release are available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=42199 http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=42200


News Article | March 2, 2017
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LRFA Presents New Artworks in Two-Person Exhibition in Dallas, Texas. Dallas, TX, March 02, 2017 --( Although they explore divergent techniques and mediums, together the artists share an interest in exploring abstract forms that appear to organically emerge both from within and upon the surface of each canvas in surprisingly unique displays of color and light. “From Within” will be the Dallas gallery’s first presentation of works by both Yeager and Nöger. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017. About The Artists Born in Germany and based in San Diego, Miami, and Geneva, Switzerland, Udo Nöger is widely known for his luminous abstractions created in a seemingly infinite range of white and silvery grayscale tones. As opposed to filling up surfaces with color heavy forms, Nöger’s goal is to “open up the canvas,” exploring “space and the endless possibilities of what’s underneath the canvas.” Using light as his primary medium, Nöger’s works are composed of three or four layers of tautly stretched canvas that have been dipped in mineral oil to heighten their translucency. Between these layers the artist carefully embeds painted gestures and cut-out forms. Light travels in and around these elements revealing ethereal images that appear to glow from within. Though seemingly spontaneous in gesture and form, Nöger’s compositions are meticulously planned and remarkably elegant. Udo Nöger has exhibited internationally in such cities as Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, Hong Kong, Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. His paintings are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; and prominent corporate and private collections around the world. The paintings of Sydney Yeager navigate the space between control and abandon. In her recent work, the Austin-based artist paints more directly with little possibility of revision. Her forms reveal the artist’s fluid gesture and the unique qualities of her medium, exploring oil paint’s sensuous weight and viscosity. Yeager also maintains an interest in fragments. Interwoven brushstrokes coalesce into contingent wholes, that simultaneously seem to collapse into their component parts. Yeager’s colorful forms hover in fields of delicate wash or unprimed canvas. She says, “The fragment implies a whole, but a mysterious whole which can only be imagined. There is an implied presence, but an absence as well. The fragment is always in motion.” Yeager’s suspended elements conjure diverse associations to geological formations, pixels, and Italian mosaics, recalling the artist’s surroundings in Texas but also her travels abroad in both Rome and Pompeii. A recipient of grants from both the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin, the work of Sydney Yeager is held in the collections of the Austin Museum of Art; the Art Museum of South Texas; the El Paso Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Tyler Museum of Art, and a number of prestigious private and corporate collections. About Laura Rathe Fine Art With over 25 years of experience in the art industry, Gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer prior to establishing the Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in 1998 in Houston, Texas. In February 2013, the gallery expanded and opened a second location in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has become reputable for representing and featuring established, mid-career contemporary artists, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. Various clientele and collections include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects Headquarters, CBRE, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UTSW Hospital and Halliburton. For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact Janice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Dallas, TX, March 02, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces the exhibition “From Within,” featuring new works by noted contemporary artists, Sydney Yeager and Udo Nöger, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 1st from 5-8pm.Although they explore divergent techniques and mediums, together the artists share an interest in exploring abstract forms that appear to organically emerge both from within and upon the surface of each canvas in surprisingly unique displays of color and light. “From Within” will be the Dallas gallery’s first presentation of works by both Yeager and Nöger. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017.About The ArtistsBorn in Germany and based in San Diego, Miami, and Geneva, Switzerland, Udo Nöger is widely known for his luminous abstractions created in a seemingly infinite range of white and silvery grayscale tones. As opposed to filling up surfaces with color heavy forms, Nöger’s goal is to “open up the canvas,” exploring “space and the endless possibilities of what’s underneath the canvas.”Using light as his primary medium, Nöger’s works are composed of three or four layers of tautly stretched canvas that have been dipped in mineral oil to heighten their translucency. Between these layers the artist carefully embeds painted gestures and cut-out forms. Light travels in and around these elements revealing ethereal images that appear to glow from within. Though seemingly spontaneous in gesture and form, Nöger’s compositions are meticulously planned and remarkably elegant.Udo Nöger has exhibited internationally in such cities as Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, Hong Kong, Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. His paintings are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; and prominent corporate and private collections around the world.The paintings of Sydney Yeager navigate the space between control and abandon. In her recent work, the Austin-based artist paints more directly with little possibility of revision. Her forms reveal the artist’s fluid gesture and the unique qualities of her medium, exploring oil paint’s sensuous weight and viscosity. Yeager also maintains an interest in fragments. Interwoven brushstrokes coalesce into contingent wholes, that simultaneously seem to collapse into their component parts.Yeager’s colorful forms hover in fields of delicate wash or unprimed canvas. She says, “The fragment implies a whole, but a mysterious whole which can only be imagined. There is an implied presence, but an absence as well. The fragment is always in motion.” Yeager’s suspended elements conjure diverse associations to geological formations, pixels, and Italian mosaics, recalling the artist’s surroundings in Texas but also her travels abroad in both Rome and Pompeii.A recipient of grants from both the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin, the work of Sydney Yeager is held in the collections of the Austin Museum of Art; the Art Museum of South Texas; the El Paso Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Tyler Museum of Art, and a number of prestigious private and corporate collections.About Laura Rathe Fine ArtWith over 25 years of experience in the art industry, Gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer prior to establishing the Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in 1998 in Houston, Texas. In February 2013, the gallery expanded and opened a second location in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination.Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has become reputable for representing and featuring established, mid-career contemporary artists, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. Various clientele and collections include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects Headquarters, CBRE, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UTSW Hospital and Halliburton.For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contactJanice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Press Release for Udo Nöger / Sydney Yeager : From Within Filename: PR2.pdf Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Laura Rathe Fine Art


News Article | December 23, 2016
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Houston, TX, December 23, 2016 --( Though they come from different backgrounds and explore diverging techniques and mediums, American artist, Cassandria Blackmore, and Chinese artist, Zhuang Hong Yi, share an interest in vibrant color and engaging processes and materials that break with tradition. This landmark show will be Blackmore and Zhuang’s debut exhibition with Laura Rathe Fine Art. ‘East Meets West’ will be on view through February 18, 2017. About The Artists For more than 25 years, Cassandria Blackmore has perfected her technique of shattering and reassembling her reverse glass paintings to create extraordinarily colorful and emotionally powerful works of art. Beginning with highlights and details normally applied last, Blackmore’s reverse painting process stems from the artist’s dyslexia, a challenging disability she has remarkably transformed into a gift. Blackmore paints both abstract bursts of color and highly detailed figurative images on the backs of glass sheets, which she then shatters and reassembles to create finished works that are inherently unpredictable. Blackmore says, “In a way, the artist is sort of pulled out of the equation at the end, and the glass has the final say.” Baring shimmering lines that radiate from the points where Blackmore strikes each painting, the finished works are remarkably vibrant, perpetually freezing these dramatic collisions for the viewer. Based in Beijing and The Netherlands, artist Zhuang Hong Yi draws influence from both his native China and his experiences living part-time in Western Europe since the early 1990s. Zhuang masterfully works in a variety of media, often blending elements of painting, collage, and sculpture into bold series of works that defy traditional categories. The work of Zhuang Hong Yi has a remarkably physical presence. Brilliantly colorful and richly textured, his recent "flower bed" works are made of delicate rice paper, which the artist hand paints and carefully folds into hundreds of tiny flower buds. Zhuang densely gathers these elements into dazzlingly iridescent three-dimensional constructions with colors that shift depending on the viewer’s perspective. This visual play of color and organic forms evokes many of nature’s processes, particularly beautiful gardens bursting into life. About Laura Rathe Fine Art With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities. LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, and Halliburton. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair. For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Rathe, Gallery Owner, Laura@LauraRathe.com &/or 713.527.7700 Hannah Reuter, Gallery Director, Hannah@LauraRathe.com &/or 713.527.7700 Houston, TX, December 23, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Houston gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces the exhibition "East Meets West," featuring new works by internationally acclaimed artists, Cassandria Blackmore and Zhuang Hong Yi, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 14 from 6-9pm at 2707 Colquitt Street. These talented artists will introduce their work to Houston and will discuss their process and experience in a lecture, beginning at 7pm.Though they come from different backgrounds and explore diverging techniques and mediums, American artist, Cassandria Blackmore, and Chinese artist, Zhuang Hong Yi, share an interest in vibrant color and engaging processes and materials that break with tradition. This landmark show will be Blackmore and Zhuang’s debut exhibition with Laura Rathe Fine Art. ‘East Meets West’ will be on view through February 18, 2017.About The ArtistsFor more than 25 years, Cassandria Blackmore has perfected her technique of shattering and reassembling her reverse glass paintings to create extraordinarily colorful and emotionally powerful works of art. Beginning with highlights and details normally applied last, Blackmore’s reverse painting process stems from the artist’s dyslexia, a challenging disability she has remarkably transformed into a gift.Blackmore paints both abstract bursts of color and highly detailed figurative images on the backs of glass sheets, which she then shatters and reassembles to create finished works that are inherently unpredictable. Blackmore says, “In a way, the artist is sort of pulled out of the equation at the end, and the glass has the final say.” Baring shimmering lines that radiate from the points where Blackmore strikes each painting, the finished works are remarkably vibrant, perpetually freezing these dramatic collisions for the viewer.Based in Beijing and The Netherlands, artist Zhuang Hong Yi draws influence from both his native China and his experiences living part-time in Western Europe since the early 1990s. Zhuang masterfully works in a variety of media, often blending elements of painting, collage, and sculpture into bold series of works that defy traditional categories.The work of Zhuang Hong Yi has a remarkably physical presence. Brilliantly colorful and richly textured, his recent "flower bed" works are made of delicate rice paper, which the artist hand paints and carefully folds into hundreds of tiny flower buds. Zhuang densely gathers these elements into dazzlingly iridescent three-dimensional constructions with colors that shift depending on the viewer’s perspective. This visual play of color and organic forms evokes many of nature’s processes, particularly beautiful gardens bursting into life.About Laura Rathe Fine ArtWith over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, and Halliburton. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contactLaura Rathe, Gallery Owner, Laura@LauraRathe.com &/or 713.527.7700Hannah Reuter, Gallery Director, Hannah@LauraRathe.com &/or 713.527.7700 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Laura Rathe Fine Art


News Article | December 11, 2016
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LRFA Presents New Artworks in Two-Person Exhibition in Dallas, Texas. Dallas, TX, December 11, 2016 --( The pairing of Houston’s "reverse glass" paintings on acrylic with James’s own unorthodox oil paintings and architectural wall sculptures, presents a wide range of techniques and mediums. Together the artists share an interest in creating bold, yet mysterious forms and environments that encourage deep contemplation. "Genesis" will be on view through February 11, 2017. About the Artists Having emerged from a classical background, Austin-based artist, Roi James, began his career drawing inspiration from Romantic and Old Master painters. Today he draws influence from more modern and contemporary artists such as Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Mark Rothko, Bridget Riley, and Gerhard Richter. Highly polished and incorporating both biomorphic and geometric motifs, James’s recent abstract paintings and sculptural works explore archetypal forms that simultaneously appear mysterious and familiar to the viewer. James ultimately strives for each of his works to encourage meditation and contemplation. Using unorthodox methods to apply paint and explore color, shape, and form, the artist describes his process as a “creative surrender” to his thoughts and emotions. Through this process James hopes to investigate “how uncertainty can lead to meaning and understanding, how harmony can be experienced even within tension and chaos, and how the recognizable can rise out of purely abstract form.” Houston-based artist, Katherine Houston, has devoted much of the past 20 years to studying and producing art. Her technique of "reverse painting" involves applying acrylic paint to the back of Plexiglas sheets. This process presents special challenges for the artist, requiring that she work backwards in a very decisive manner, as she expertly resolves the foregrounds of her paintings first and their backgrounds last. Houston’s paintings begin with a color idea and eventually evolve into compositions in which color is the primary subject. Viewed through the surface of the reflective Plexiglas, her work appears remarkably luminous. Employing bold abstract motifs that subtly reference landscapes and the concept of infinite space, Houston describes her paintings as serene, happy places of her own design in which every brushstroke is guided by beautiful color. About Laura Rathe Fine Art With over 25 years experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities. LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, and Halliburton. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair. For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact: Janice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Dallas, TX, December 11, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces the exhibition “Genesis,” featuring new works by Texas artists, Roi James and Katherine Houston, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 7th from 5-8pm.The pairing of Houston’s "reverse glass" paintings on acrylic with James’s own unorthodox oil paintings and architectural wall sculptures, presents a wide range of techniques and mediums. Together the artists share an interest in creating bold, yet mysterious forms and environments that encourage deep contemplation. "Genesis" will be on view through February 11, 2017.About the ArtistsHaving emerged from a classical background, Austin-based artist, Roi James, began his career drawing inspiration from Romantic and Old Master painters. Today he draws influence from more modern and contemporary artists such as Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Mark Rothko, Bridget Riley, and Gerhard Richter. Highly polished and incorporating both biomorphic and geometric motifs, James’s recent abstract paintings and sculptural works explore archetypal forms that simultaneously appear mysterious and familiar to the viewer.James ultimately strives for each of his works to encourage meditation and contemplation. Using unorthodox methods to apply paint and explore color, shape, and form, the artist describes his process as a “creative surrender” to his thoughts and emotions. Through this process James hopes to investigate “how uncertainty can lead to meaning and understanding, how harmony can be experienced even within tension and chaos, and how the recognizable can rise out of purely abstract form.”Houston-based artist, Katherine Houston, has devoted much of the past 20 years to studying and producing art. Her technique of "reverse painting" involves applying acrylic paint to the back of Plexiglas sheets. This process presents special challenges for the artist, requiring that she work backwards in a very decisive manner, as she expertly resolves the foregrounds of her paintings first and their backgrounds last.Houston’s paintings begin with a color idea and eventually evolve into compositions in which color is the primary subject. Viewed through the surface of the reflective Plexiglas, her work appears remarkably luminous. Employing bold abstract motifs that subtly reference landscapes and the concept of infinite space, Houston describes her paintings as serene, happy places of her own design in which every brushstroke is guided by beautiful color.About Laura Rathe Fine ArtWith over 25 years experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, and Halliburton. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact:Janice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Laura Rathe Fine Art


News Article | November 9, 2016
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LRFA Presents New Artworks in Two-Person Exhibition in Dallas, Texas Dallas, TX, November 09, 2016 --( Though they work in different mediums, Stallman and Devine share an interest in transforming their materials into extraordinary works that emphasize curvilinear forms and give the impression of graceful movement. This will be LRFA’s first exhibition featuring work by Stallman. “Curvilinear” will be on view through December 31, 2016. About The Artists Based in the Pacific Northwest, artists Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman (collectively known as Stallman) meld their creative energies to produce mesmerizing works that fall somewhere between the categories of painting and sculpture. Since 2012, they have collaborated on their Canvas on the Edge series, which molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form depending on the viewer’s perspective. The strips’ painted edges combine to create elevated line drawings that recall cellular processes and organic forms drawn from nature. Represented in five states, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Laguna Beach, California. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTSfair, their work has also been featured in many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and Fahrenheit magazine. Metal sculptor and self-taught artist, Matt Devine began honing his skills in 1995. His nonrepresentational sculptures composed of clean and harmonious forms appear weightless though fabricated from heavy metals such as steel, aluminum, and bronze. Devine’s practice is an ongoing search for harmony and balance in the face of a chaotic information-saturated culture. As he finds meditative space in his working process, so too does Devine hope that his approach to minimalist forms and controlled multiplicity guides viewers into a space of calm. Devine’s work is currently on display in highly regarded galleries across the country. His creations can be found in private American collections from Los Angeles to New York and in international collections on five continents. Based in Petaluma, California, Devine has also recently expanded his scope to include the design and fabrication of large-scale public works on display in prominent urban settings. About Laura Rathe Fine Art With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities. LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, and Halliburton. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair. For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact: Janice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Dallas, TX, November 09, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces the exhibition “Curvilinear,” featuring new works by acclaimed artist duo, Stallman, and renowned metal sculptor, Matt Devine, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 19th from 5-8pm.Though they work in different mediums, Stallman and Devine share an interest in transforming their materials into extraordinary works that emphasize curvilinear forms and give the impression of graceful movement. This will be LRFA’s first exhibition featuring work by Stallman. “Curvilinear” will be on view through December 31, 2016.About The ArtistsBased in the Pacific Northwest, artists Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman (collectively known as Stallman) meld their creative energies to produce mesmerizing works that fall somewhere between the categories of painting and sculpture. Since 2012, they have collaborated on their Canvas on the Edge series, which molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form depending on the viewer’s perspective. The strips’ painted edges combine to create elevated line drawings that recall cellular processes and organic forms drawn from nature.Represented in five states, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Laguna Beach, California. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTSfair, their work has also been featured in many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and Fahrenheit magazine.Metal sculptor and self-taught artist, Matt Devine began honing his skills in 1995. His nonrepresentational sculptures composed of clean and harmonious forms appear weightless though fabricated from heavy metals such as steel, aluminum, and bronze. Devine’s practice is an ongoing search for harmony and balance in the face of a chaotic information-saturated culture. As he finds meditative space in his working process, so too does Devine hope that his approach to minimalist forms and controlled multiplicity guides viewers into a space of calm.Devine’s work is currently on display in highly regarded galleries across the country. His creations can be found in private American collections from Los Angeles to New York and in international collections on five continents. Based in Petaluma, California, Devine has also recently expanded his scope to include the design and fabrication of large-scale public works on display in prominent urban settings.About Laura Rathe Fine ArtWith over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, and Halliburton. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact:Janice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Laura Rathe Fine Art


News Article | February 24, 2017
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South Lake Hospital, Robins & Morton, HKS Architects and honored guests joined together to officially break ground on the South Lake Hospital expansion located in Clermont, Florida. The $33 million expansion and renovation project includes 42,165 square feet of new space to the emergency department, surgery and material management department. The project also includes 41,675 square feet of renovation to various areas within the hospital including the emergency department, surgery, PACU, post and pre-op, materials management and food services. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2019. ### About Robins & Morton Founded in 1946, Robins & Morton is a privately held construction firm that consistently ranks among the 100 largest U.S. contractors in Engineering News-Record Magazine. The company has also been named one of the best mid-sized companies to work for in America because of its worker-friendly and family-friendly practices. Robins & Morton is based in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices in Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Orlando and Miami Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.robinsmorton.com.


Pati D.,HKS Architects | Park C.-S.,Sungkyunkwan University | Augenbroe G.,Georgia Institute of Technology
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities | Year: 2010

While facility design is increasingly playing a role addressing strategic organizational objectives, issues pertaining to facility maintenance have typically been left out of the decision-making process. Reasons include the traditional disconnection between facility design and facility maintenance, mainly originating from the lack of a modality to meaningfully represent facility maintenance information during design decision making. This paper discusses two sets of facility maintenance indicators that have the potential to bridge this traditional divide. The objective of this paper is threefold: (1) to illustrate how maintenance performance indicators can support higher-level decision making; (2) to explain how the methodology could be mapped across building sectors; and (3) to show how facility maintenance could play a crucial role in informing strategic decision making. Two types of indicators are introduced based on: (1) normative models in biophysics and physiology and (2) empiricist models of environment-behavior studies. Using examples from hospital, courthouse, and office building design, the paper articulates the manner in which facility performance indicators could be developed and used to support organizational strategic decision making. The paper demonstrates that facility maintenance indicators could be developed for all types of buildings and could be meaningfully represented for consideration during strategic decision making. Moreover, using an example of a healthcare setting, the paper emphasizes how facility maintenance strategies have an impact on higher-level organizational objectives, and vice versa, thereby underscoring the importance to consider maintenance performance during strategic decision making. The paper shows how the two sets of key performance indicators-the hard and the soft-are designed to address different scales of decision making, thereby allowing facility maintenance performance to be considered at all phases of a procurement cycle. © 2010 ASCE.


Laura Rathe Fine Art Presents New Ceramic Works by Lucrecia Waggoner in Houston, TX Acclaimed Houston gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces an exhibition of new works by contemporary ceramic artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, in a solo show, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 17, from 5 - 8pm at 1700 Post Oak Blvd. The new collection will be on display through December 17th, 2016. Houston, TX, November 02, 2016 --( Waggoner’s work moves beyond the confines of functional pottery. Her careful craftsmanship, and ornamental detail has led her to create beautiful wall sculptures that are purely aesthetic. Using a potter’s wheel to build clay into delicate vessels, she has transformed porcelain into a sophisticated fine art form. Her works are shown internationally and acquired in various private, public and corporate collections. Waggoner’s installations are multidimensional, and present intricately mapped forms derived from nature. Ranging from one piece to several hundred, the installations are composed of one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels. For the new collection, Waggoner chose the bold simplicity of a black and white color palette to give her work a new edge. While her inspiration is still deeply rooted in organic forms and natural elements – flowers, butterflies, trees, rivers – this series is meant to express a more contemporary perspective. There is a freshness to this collection, with bold color and form and the mixture of disparate media. Continuing to utilize precious metal leafing in 22K gold and palladium, and the natural element of wood, this exhibition represents the next step and Waggoner’s creative expression. About Laura Rathe Fine Art With over 25 years of experience in the art industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer. She established the Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in 1998 in Houston, Texas, located in Upper Kirby at 2707 Colquitt Street on Gallery Row. In February 2013, the gallery expanded and opened a second location in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. This September, LRFA expanded again with a third location in the heart of Uptown Houston, located at 1700 Post Oak Blvd in 1 BLVD Place. Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has become reputable for representing and featuring established, mid-career contemporary artists, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. Various clientele and collections include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects Headquarters, CBRE, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UTSW Hospital and Halliburton. For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact 713.527.7700. Laura Rathe, Owner Laura@LauraRathe.com Hannah, Director Hannah@LauraRathe.com Casey Baden, Associate Director Casey@LauraRathe.com Houston, TX, November 02, 2016 --( PR.com )-- About The Artist: Well-known Dallas artist Lucrecia Waggoner, raised in Mexico City, discovered ceramics at the age of 7 while taking an arts and crafts course at the Museo de Antrpologia. She followed her passions to Europe and Asia where she enrolled in ceramics classes and continued her studies at Parson School of Design in New York.Waggoner’s work moves beyond the confines of functional pottery. Her careful craftsmanship, and ornamental detail has led her to create beautiful wall sculptures that are purely aesthetic. Using a potter’s wheel to build clay into delicate vessels, she has transformed porcelain into a sophisticated fine art form. Her works are shown internationally and acquired in various private, public and corporate collections.Waggoner’s installations are multidimensional, and present intricately mapped forms derived from nature. Ranging from one piece to several hundred, the installations are composed of one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels. For the new collection, Waggoner chose the bold simplicity of a black and white color palette to give her work a new edge. While her inspiration is still deeply rooted in organic forms and natural elements – flowers, butterflies, trees, rivers – this series is meant to express a more contemporary perspective. There is a freshness to this collection, with bold color and form and the mixture of disparate media. Continuing to utilize precious metal leafing in 22K gold and palladium, and the natural element of wood, this exhibition represents the next step and Waggoner’s creative expression.About Laura Rathe Fine ArtWith over 25 years of experience in the art industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer. She established the Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in 1998 in Houston, Texas, located in Upper Kirby at 2707 Colquitt Street on Gallery Row. In February 2013, the gallery expanded and opened a second location in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. This September, LRFA expanded again with a third location in the heart of Uptown Houston, located at 1700 Post Oak Blvd in 1 BLVD Place.Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has become reputable for representing and featuring established, mid-career contemporary artists, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. Various clientele and collections include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects Headquarters, CBRE, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UTSW Hospital and Halliburton.For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact 713.527.7700.Laura Rathe, Owner Laura@LauraRathe.comHannah, Director Hannah@LauraRathe.comCasey Baden, Associate Director Casey@LauraRathe.com


Pati D.,HKS Architects | Nanda U.,American Art Resources
Health Environments Research and Design Journal | Year: 2011

Objective: To examine the influence of positive distraction on the behavior and activity of children in two clinic waiting areas. Background: People spend a considerable proportion of time waiting in hospitals. Studies show that the quality of waiting environments influences the perception of quality of care and caregivers, that perception of waiting time is a better indicator of patient satisfaction than actual waiting time, and that the waiting environment contributes to the perception of wait time. In fact, the attractiveness of the physical environment in waiting areas has been shown to be significantly associated with higher perceived quality of care, less anxiety, and higher reported positive interaction with staff. Can positive distractions in waiting areas improve the waiting experience, as indicated by the behavior and activities of children waiting for treatment? Method: Five distraction conditions were randomly introduced in the waiting area of the dental and cardiac clinics of a major pediatric tertiary care center through a single plasma screen intervention. The attention, behavior, and activities of waiting children were recorded. Data on 158 pediatric patients were collected over 12 days during December 2008 and January 2009. Results: Data analysis shows that the introduction of distraction conditions was associated with more calm behavior and less fine and gross movement, suggesting significant calming effects associated with the distraction conditions. Data also suggest that positive distraction conditions are significant attention grabbers and could be an important contributor to improving the waiting experience for children in hospitals by improving environmental attractiveness. © 2011, Vendome Group, LLC.


The study objective was to examine whether standardized same-handed room configurations contribute more to operational performance in comparison to standardized mirror-image room configurations. Based on a framework that physical environment standardization supports process and workflow standardization, thus contributing to safety and efficiency, the study examined the comparative effectiveness of the standardized same-handed configuration and the standardized mirror-image configuration. Patient room handedness has emerged as an important issue in inpatient unit design, with many hospitals adopting the standardized same-handed room concept at all levels of patient acuity. Although it is argued that standardized same-handed rooms offer greater levels of safety and efficiency in comparison to standardized mirror-image rooms, there is little empirical evidence either to support or refute these contentions. An experimental setting was developed where elements of the physical environment and approach to the caregiver zone were systematically manipulated. Twenty registered nurses (10 left-handed and 10 right-handed) provided three types of care to a patient-actor across nine physical design configurations, which were videotaped in 540 separate segments. Structured interviews of the subjects were conducted at the end of each individual set of simulation runs to obtain triangulation data. Video segments were coded by nursing experts. Statistical and content analyses of the data were conducted. Study data show that standardized same-handed configurations may not contribute to process and workflow standardization--hence, to safety and efficiency--any more than standardized mirror-image configurations in acute medical-surgical settings. Data suggest that a global view of the patient care environment upon entry is the most sought-after familiarization factor to reduce cognitive load.

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