Healing Images

New books available for those who love Michigan

April 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Two new books highlighting images of West Michigan scenery as captured by local Rockford artist Stacy Niedzwiecki are now available. In a co-publishing partnership with Spectrum Health, Niedzwiecki has created a book, “Healing Images—A Selection from the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion.” The book features one of each photograph Niedzwiecki has permanently installed in the cancer center’s art collection—63 images in total. Showcasing some of the most scenic areas of West Michigan, the book makes a great gift for anyone who appreciates nature’s beauty. Copies can be purchased online at stacyn.com/wordpress, or at the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion Specialty Shop, Frenz Coffee House in Rockford, and Robinette’s Apple Haus & Gift Barn in Grand Rapids. The artist’s website also lists upcoming book-signing dates and art fair events. Books ordered online can be custom-signed and shipped to any location. In another effort just released, Niedzwiecki has 12 pages of photographs from the Muskegon County area in a second book, “Pure Michigan: Abundant Natural Beauty, Authentic Destinations, Unique Experiences: Spring.” Niedzwiecki was one of 10 professional photographers who were charged with the task of capturing the vibrancy and beauty of the Great Lakes state during the spring season of 2009. The best of their efforts was compiled into a hardcover book containing more than 110 beautiful pictures. The images of people, places and landscapes are perfect for any Michigander’s coffee table. The “Pure Michigan: Spring” book can also be purchased online or by visiting Niedzwiecki at one of her upcoming events. For further information, please call the artist directly at (616) 550-8107.

Local artist, Spectrum Health co-publish book

March 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Stacy Niedzwiecki, a Rockford, Michigan artist, has co-published the book “Healing Images,” a collection of her 63 nature images that are part of th permanent art collection at Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion. Recognizing that art plays a key role in the healing journey, Spectrum Health selected artwork by local artists that is soothing and bright and cheerful when it opened the Pavilion in June of 2008. Since then, patients have been able to personalize the art to their own healing experience. Wanting to broaden this beyond the walls of the Pavilion, Spectrum Health teamed up with Niedzwiecki to co-publish the book as a reminder of the patient’s connection to life through the healing experience. Stacy Niedzwiecki is an award-winning artist who specialized in nature-themed photography. Her photographs depict various locations throughout the state of Michigan. In August 2009, Niedzwiecki was awarded second place in the Pure Michigan Photo Competition, a highly competitive event sponsored through Travel Michigan. Two of her works were selected to hang on display at Governor Jennifer Granholm’s personal residence in Lansing as part of the Governor’s Residence Michigan Artists Program. Her images have been featured in the “Michigan 24/7” photography book, “Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal,” The Rockford Squire newspaper, Michigan Blue and Michigan History magazines, and explorestlouis.com official visitors’ guide. The books are available at Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion Specialty Shop, purchased online at www.stacyn.com – or by calling 616-550-8107.