Art From the Frontlines: Visual Expressions From Medical Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 5:00pm


Please join the University Library for the second virtual exhibit in the COVID-19 Spring Event Series, “Art From the Frontlines: Visual Expressions From Medical Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” an exhibit that features artwork created by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as in-depth interviews with the artists. The discussions and artwork take a deeper look into the struggles and everyday battles that the healthcare industry faced at the height of the pandemic and continues to face as we work toward mass vaccination. This exhibit places a human face on the “essential workers” who worked diligently to keep us all safe, honoring their contributions and celebrating the ways in which they coped during this trying time.

This exhibit showcases artwork by:

  • MK Czerwiec, RN, MA aka Comic Nurse of
  • Dr. Grace Farris MD, Chief of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City 
  • Dr. Michael Natter, a third-year internal medicine resident in New York City 
  • Marina Peix Asensio, Pediatric Nurse from University Hospital of Cruces in Bilbao, Spain 
  • Prescription Cartoons, a Nurse Practitioner from New York
  • Dr. Ali Tayyeb Ph.D., RN, NPD-BC, PHN, from the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Dr. Alex Thomas MD, Pediatric Allergist at the Center for Asthma and Allergies in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tolo Villalonga Mut, Pediatric Nurse Specialist from Mallorca, Spain 

Join faculty from Cal State LA for a virtual tour of the exhibit, interviews and discussion of the collection. Public viewing of the exhibition will be available after the opening ceremony.

Registration for the event is required. Participants must abide by Zoom etiquette.


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