Art at Cone Health
The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro and Cone Health have an active partnership bringing art to meaningful spaces to build positive community impact.
Cone Health Parking Garage Artwork
Artist Monique Luck has been selected to create a work of art that will be digitally transferred onto a 224’ linear screen to clad the parking garage at the Moses Cone Hospital Campus on Wendover Avenue between Magnolia and Olive Streets.
This monumental work will become a signature artwork for Cone Health and our community, and Monique wants to hear from you. On Friday, February 16 at noon, she will host a virtual Community Engagement Session to discuss her work and concept. She wants to hear about what you treasure in your community, the Cone Family philanthropic legacy, and having Cone Health as our partner in health and wellness.
Advance registration for the Community Engagement Session is not required. Click below to download the Outlook Calendar invite or join the Zoom room directly.
Cone Health selected Monique Luck in a competitive call for artists. The call was to find the right artist to create signature digital artwork for a 224- linear foot Parking Garage Structure in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro (The ACGG) facilitated the art selection process for Cone Health.
Cone Health is working with HKS, an award-winning global architecture, interior design, planning, and advisory firm, to design a $160 Million Heart and Vascular Center, which will be adjacent to the Parking Structure. HKS is partnering with FlexFacades to produce a screening system that will be custom-printed with the selected artist’s work. The Parking Structure will be a highly visible structure on Wendover Avenue, a main artery into Greensboro.
Art and placemaking are central to the environment Cone Health fosters around health, well-being, connection, and community. Cone Health envisions the Parking Structure Screen as significant work that represents a gift to the community—from those who drive by to neighbors to the patients, families, healthcare providers, and support teams who enter the Cone Health Campus.
Share Your Story with Monique
Monique has a prompting question for you to ponder before the Community Engagement Session: What do you treasure about Greensboro? What makes us unique as a community?
Themes for the artwork in the Heart and Vascular Center (including the Cone Health Parking Garage) may include:
- Wellness, activity, and invigoration
- Human connection, interaction, and community
- Reflection and contemplation
- Celebrations of the empathy and dedication of the Heart and Vascular Center physicians and staff
- Celebrations of the Greensboro community and its history
- Possibility, wonder, beauty, delight and surprise
About Cone Health
From its beginnings in 1911 as a trust established by Bertha Lindau Cone, Cone Health has grown into one of North Carolina’s most extensive and trusted healthcare networks. As they expand to meet our community’s evolving healthcare needs, they continue to honor the values of our founders, who believed in accessible healthcare for all, regardless of their ability to pay.
Since caring for their first patient in 1953, Cone Health experts — 11,000 employees, 1,300 physicians, and 1,200 volunteers — have been committed to providing exceptional care to the community.
Recognized for our world-class expertise and compassionate care, the not-for-profit healthcare network now spans over 100 locations, including five hospitals, four ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, seven urgent care centers, one retirement community, and more than 120 physician practices. These include primary and specialty care through Cone Health Medical Group and Triad HealthCare Network.
Why Art at Cone Health
Art has had a long and impactful historical place for Cone Health and the Cone family. Cone Health values the positive impact it can have on patients and staff because they know that an environment that invests in the arts will be a meaningful space for everyone. Studies show that well-designed hospital environments with an art focus can reduce patients’ anxiety and stress, accelerate recovery, shorten hospitalizations, reduce medication use, lessen pain, and promote well-being. Cone Health is committed to establishing and investing in the Arts and Healing by focusing on harnessing art’s beauty and emotional power to enhance the healing, waiting, and working environments throughout all of Cone Health’s campuses
Overview of the Heart and Vascular Center
Cone Health is working with HKS, an award-winning global architecture, interior design, planning, and advisory firm, to design a $200 Million Heart and Vascular Center, which will be adjacent to the Parking Structure.
The HVC will include new treatment areas with the latest technology and a stronger emphasis on disease prevention, rehabilitation, and community. Cone Health heart and vascular physicians provided over 83,000 patient appointments last year. That number is projected to grow by more than one thousand a year over the next decade. “With heart disease being the second leading cause of death in North Carolina, nearly everyone in the areas Cone Health serves is touched by cardiovascular disease,” points out Cone Health Board of Trustees Chair Mae Douglas. “These investments ensure we have the facilities and the expertise so that people live longer, fuller lives even after a cardiovascular diagnosis.”
The expansion of the Cone Health Heart & Vascular Center features a new 156,000 sq. ft., five-story heart and vascular outpatient tower purposefully located on The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital campus. The project also includes 37,000 sq. ft. of new and renovated space inside the hospital to ensure the most specialized and coordinated care possible. A 775-space parking deck to improve access and convenience for heart and vascular patients is also part