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Lia Chang: My “Empire State Building at Dusk” on view in HHC’s “Art and Healing-Healthy for the Holidays” Art Exhibition, 12/5-12/13

Empire State Buliding at Dusk by Lia Chang

Empire State Building at Dusk by Lia Chang on view in Art and Healing

I am delighted to have my “Empire State Building at Dusk” featured in the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Art Collection’s “Art and Healing –Healthy for the Holiday” art exhibition, at C Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 100 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, from December 5-13, 2010. The Art and Healing art exhibition’s opening reception will be on December 5th, at 1:30 p.m. at C Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.

The exhibit celebrates over seventy-four years of having public art in hospitals, featuring works from HHC’s world-class art collection that kicks off with an afternoon of holiday festivities.

My photograph will be on view in “Art and Healing”, among the works of thirty-six internationally renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, Alexander Calder, Romare Bearden, Jim Dine, Ilya Bolotowsky, Mary Frank, Richard Haas, Benny Andrews, Robert Motherwell, Ben Shahn, Yvonne Jacquette, Will Barnet, Juan Sanchez, Alex Katz, Hannah Wilke, David Hammons, James VanDerZee, Philip Guston, Rafael Tufino, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Georges Henri Rouault, Fairfield Porter, Robert Ryman, Lee Krasner and Dawoud Bey.

From December 5th-12th, HHC and the HHC Foundation of New York, on behalf of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation are presenting STAT! For New York City’s Public Hospitals! a week-long series of music and art events that will both celebrate and benefit the work of our public hospitals and healthcare facilities in challenging times.

These events offer the opportunity for museums, galleries, educators, and the general public to become familiar with the HHC Art Collection, as well an opportunity to showcase established and emerging artists. This is part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s philosophy of supporting the community it serves.

The reception will include live entertainment by the rock band the Repeat Offenders and other special surprises.

About HHC: As the largest municipal healthcare system in the United States, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) provides care for 1.3 million New Yorkers annually. Through its 11 acute care hospital facilities, six Diagnostic and Treatment Centers, four long-term care institutions, and more than 80 neighborhood clinics, HHC provides integrated and comprehensive health services in every community of the city, serving all New Yorkers regardless of their immigration status or their ability to pay.

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Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art photographer and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

This year, selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space will become part of newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, VIBE, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre,, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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