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Experts help hospitals communicate through art
Sacramento Bee

Northern California’s health care providers have been on a building binge lately, and their need to brighten up all those new hallways, waiting rooms and lobbies has helped keep a handful of professional art consultants busy despite the soft economy. Just like Sacramento’s public buildings, the area’s newest health care facilities feature plenty of original artwork, chosen by people with a practiced eye and time to search for art en masse. “If they’re looking for something that’s really distinctive, they’re going to look toward an original art source,” said Beth Jones, an art consultant since 1991 and co-owner of the Jay Jay gallery in east Sacramento. “Not just something that’s a pretty picture.”