After almost two decades of collaborating with medical doctors as a teaching artist working in healthcare, Miller shares her notes from the field on the power of observation in the diagnosis process, the real meaning of trust in medicine, and what it all has to do with arts practice. This talk will include an interactive discussion of a work of art using the Visual Thinking Strategies facilitation process, linked with a short discussion of a medical case, to demonstrate these principles in action. We will conclude with Q+A.
Alexa Miller creates experiential learning opportunities that enable leaders, practitioners, and teachers in healthcare to be more effective and mindful in uncertainty. A leading voice for observation and inquiry practices in medicine, and for their cultivation in arts experiences, Miller is an original co-creator of Harvard Medical School’s Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis, a course that produced researched outcomes on the impact of arts experiences on medical student learning. A kid who was always drawing, a trained visual artist and arts educator, and an avid reader of the learning sciences, Miller has been teaching medical learners and studying observation and critical thinking processes since 2003.
Join us in a very special, fun celebration for Bruce Rodgers as he retires after 15 years as executive director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, now an internationally acclaimed center where the nation’s best artists create the exciting art of now and the future.
The evening’s schedule
6:30 p.m. – Doors open
7:00 p.m. – Program begins
8:00 p.m. – Dessert reception
Be a sponsor and help create the Bruce E. Rodgers Artist Residency
To honor Bruce, we are creating a residency in his name. For every $5000 raised, there will be another year when an artist will receive this special residency named for the first executive director.
Sponsors receive two premier reserved seats, a full-page in the tribute book to be presented to Bruce that evening, a listing in the event program, on-screen recognition at the event, and recognition on the Hermitage Artist Retreat website.
$5,000 Platinum sponsor
$2,500 Gold sponsor
$1,000 Silver sponsor
Patrons receive one general admission ticket, a listing in the event program, on-screen recognition at the event, plus:
$500 ½ page tribute in the tribute book
$250 ¼ page tribute in the tribute book
$100 25-word message in the tribute book
$25 Single ticket
The tribute book submission deadline is November 22. Tributes must be submitted in digital format (PDF, JPEG or PNG) via email. If you have questions regarding these formats, please contact Kelly Kennedy.
Three tribute sizes available – full page, half page and quarter page (click here for tribute dimensions) – or 25-word message.
Send tributes to:
For more information, contact:
941-475-2098 ext 2