Dr. Lori Gdanetz, pictured in her office in the Gannon University Villa Maria School of Nursing
Art Representing Life: pediatric nurses including Gannon's own Dr. Lori Gdanetz are sharing their pandemic stories through a unique art exhibit, on display at the University of Colorado College of Nursing May 12 and May 13.
Gannon University Villa Maria School of Nursing professor Dr. Lori Gdanetz painted three acrylic paintings including Faceless Angel, Rising from the Darkness and See Me. “The deeper part of See Me is that nurses came to work every day and showed up. That is why there are unique, beautiful colors. They are bright, they are vibrant, they’re connected,” says Gdanetz. “Then, I blacked it all out. That was metaphorical for the nurses having to put masks on and feeling isolated. Then I scraped the black off layer by layer until the colors emerged again. It means ‘See me, I am a nurse. I know what to do in this situation. See me, trust me, allow me to be.'"
See more from this exhibit, and learn more about nursing at Gannon University.