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Community Puzzle Project debuted at Western Reserve Hospital

  • Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, September 29, 2017 – Western Reserve Hospital is the first to host the Community Puzzle Project, a traveling art installation created by the Cuyahoga Falls community and supported by COLLIDE: Cuyahoga Falls, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the local artistic community.

Children and adults contributed to the Community Puzzle Project during the City of Cuyahoga Falls’ KidsFest in June 2017 by painting puzzle pieces donated by TKM Print Solutions. The art project is slated to travel to different locations throughout Cuyahoga Falls before it reaches City Hall, its final destination.

“We hope you enjoy viewing the Community Puzzle Project installation as much as we did in helping community members of all ages create it,” said Matt Weiss, co-founder of Collide.

The goal of this project is to give the members of Cuyahoga Falls the opportunity to enjoy artwork made by and for the community. The underlying message of the puzzle is to show that, when put together, all of the unique pieces form a masterpiece. By accepting the diversity within the city of Cuyahoga Falls, it makes us stronger and more beautiful as a whole.

“We are all thrilled to host the Community Puzzle Project as part of our continued support of the artistic community present in Cuyahoga Falls,” said Kathy Romito, Western Reserve Hospital’s Community Outreach Manager. “The art plays an integral part in Western Reserve Hospital’s commitment to holistic health and wellness in our communities.”

Western Reserve Hospital’s Infusion Center features a rotating community art gallery intended to elevate moods, improve attitudes and help patients have a more comfortable environment for chemotherapy treatment. A public gallery is also located at the New Choice Pharmacy within the hospital for patients, guests and staff to enjoy. Both galleries are rotated every 8 to 10 weeks and feature various types of media created by local artists within the Northeast Ohio community.

The Community Puzzle Project will be displayed at Western Reserve Hospital for one month before moving on to the next location. Each new location will be disclosed on COLLIDE: Cuyahoga Falls’ Facebook page. To follow this community art, like COLLIDE: Cuyahoga Falls on Facebook: