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Arts in the Hospital features local photographer

This article was originally published October 7, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Updated October 5, 2012 at 10:31 a.m.

— The White County Medical Center Arts in the Hospital program recently welcomed the work of photographer Eric Holmes of Searcy. Patients, guests, associates and volunteers have had the opportunity to view the selection of photos on display outside the hospital’s Carousel Gift Shop, on the first floor of the hospital at 3214 E. Race Ave.

Holmes, who also works as a full-time registered nurse in the hospital’s emergency department, took up photography as a hobby three years ago when he started taking pictures to be used as home décor. His self-taught photography method uses clean and simple lines and composition to deliver powerful photos.

Also a history buff, Holmes has been taking unique pictures of downtown Searcy with historical significance. With one hand, Holmes holds up an old photo and matches it up to the modern version of the building and photographs the images together with the camera in the other hand. There are three such images he has captured so far, and Holmes said he is working with Main Street Searcy to locate similar photos to continue the series.

WCMC’s Arts in the Hospital program was developed to promote the healing process of patients. The program invites patients and guests to enjoy a variety of art forms during their hospital stay. Art displays range from elementary-school-student drawings to professional paintings and photography, as well as musical performances from choirs and bands featuring students of all ages.

Eric Holmes Photography can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/ehp.holmes. For more information about Arts in the Hospital, contact White County Medical Center Event Specialist Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1057 or via email at aoverbay@wcmc.org.

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