First Presbyterian hosts World View Conference

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 5, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &045; An exhibit featuring the needlework of Kate Mutschler will adorn the walls of the entrance hall at Bryan W. Whitfield Hospital.

The exhibit is part of a series of artistic showcases done by the hospital in the entrance hall for the past two years. Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the hospital Chrissy Brooker said they display about four displays a year in the hallway.

Brooker said the current exhibit would take up more wall space than any of the previous displays they have had at the hospital. Mutschler said she is relieved because she thought that she wouldn’t have enough to fill the space allotted.

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Mutschler said she has been doing needlework since she was seven years old, though she prefers the term needle art since she doesn’t consider it work. She said needlework is her job, hobby and passion.

Mutschler is a volunteer for the hospital, where her husband Sly is the director of admissions, and she is also a tutor for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Brooker said Mutschler has brought some of her work in the past to put on display in the reception area of the Wellness Center at the hospital.

Brooker said that is the reason the hospital has the exhibit set up, to showcase local talent. She said there is a good deal of talented artists throughout the area that need a place to show their work.

Brooker said people at the hospital have come to expect the exhibits in the hallway. She said she hears people comment when they are gone and that patients enjoy them.

The hospital will hold an opening for the exhibit Sunday at 2 p.m. Brooker said Mutschler will be present and there will be a reception.