BroMenn Displays Oil Paintings in Latest Atrium Exhibit
July 22, 2010
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center's latest Art in the Atrium program presents oil paintings by local artist, Atlantida Oushanayou Taimoorazy of Bloomington.
The hospital, located at 1304 Franklin Avenue in Normal, will have Atlantida's six oil paintings on display from through August 31 on the lower, second and third levels of its Atrium area. Her paintings consist of replicas of miniature Persian paintings originally done by Mahmoud Farshchian; painted images of the ancient Assyrian and Persian empires; and Christian figures.
Taimoorazy was born in Rostov, part of the former Soviet Union. She and her family later went into exile in Iran, where she resided for 52 years. She received a diploma in four different languages: Russian, Farsi, Assyrian, and English. She later married Taimooraz Taimoorazy and had three children: Liliana, Benjamin and Juliana. She and her family eventually moved to Bloomington, where she currently resides.
Taimoorazy began painting as a hobby at only seven years old. Although she first started drawing on parchment paper, she fell in love with oil painting and it became her passion for the last 71 years. When her husband passed she used oil painting as a form of healing. She discovered her paintings brought her comfort, and her wish is that they would do the same for all those who come across them.
BroMenn's "Art in the Atrium" is an ongoing exhibit featuring the rotating works of local artists. The hospital's Atrium is open until 8:30 p.m. daily.
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