April 2001 Bulletin

Art show celebrates Bone and Joint Decade

It is art with feeling, art with memories of coping with disorders, art that expresses the joy of living.

It’s the paintings, sculpture, photos and weavings on display at the AAOS’s eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art at the Herbst International Exhibition Hall in San Francisco in San Francisco until March 20. The show, which overlapped the AAOS Annual Meeting, celebrates the Bone and Joint Decade. It tells how orthopaedic surgeons and their patients deal with musculoskeletal disorders—their pain and their happiness of overcoming a disability.

The 173 pieces on display were chosen by a panel of judges from more than 1,400 submissions from artists representing 11 countries and 33 states. The award winners were:

Best of Show

The Giantess by Maria Alos.

Panel: David Killacky, executive director of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and David Ross, director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Presidential Awards

Adult: Square Wave by Yaacov Agam, and Out There by Daniel Keplinger.

Child: Hiding by Benjamin Gabelman.

Surgeon: Pieta, by Robert C. Klapper, MD.

Panel: S. Terry Canale, MD; Richard H. Gelberman, MD; Vernon T. Tolo, MD.

COMSS awards

Adult: Next Step, by Kurt R. Fross.

Child: Wishing This Wasn’t a Still Life by Cheryl Reese.

Surgeon: I Wish I Could Have Done More by William R. Loscher, MD.

Panel: Karen Jared; Vernon T. Tolo, MD; Richard B. Welch, MD.

Board of Directors award

Adult: Meadow Spray by Nancy Tongue.

Child: Towards the Future by Andrew Ray Youngman.

Surgeon: Orthopedic Series III: Fracture II by Dumronk Thanachanant, MD.

Panel: Robert D. D’Ambrosia, MD; James D. Heckman, MD; Andrew J. Weiland, MD.

Board of Councilors award

Adult: Silenciosos Deseos by Norma Ligia Favela and Giverny by Ricardo M. Jiménez.

Child: The Bone with Cancer by Gilbert Vallejo.

Surgeon: Where There’s a Will... by Jules S. Shapiro, MD.

Panel: David A. Halsey, MD; Lowry Jones Jr., MD; John R. Tongue, MD.

The eMotion Pictures art show will be on display in the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. April 23-27, 2001. The display was made possible by an educational grant from Wyeth-Ayerst. The AAOS also received support for eMotion Pictures from Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Zimmer, Inc. and Smith & Nephew.

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