The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary
is featuring the artwork of Claudia Wood Rahm now through early May 2017 in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s ongoing “Artist of the Month” program. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artwork support the CHH Auxiliary and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Since retiring in 2010, Claudia returned to the art she had set aside for work and family. She earned her degree in Art Education in 1967, but never trained formally under anyone. It was during her brief teaching career that she fell in love with the simplicity, boldness, and honesty of children’s art. The freedom and fun with which children make artistic choices continue to influence her work. From bold abstracts to whimsical scenes that burst with detail and story, Rahm’s art emerges from the pages of her sketchbooks as well as her childlike imagination. Her love for the ocean, nature, and the bible lead her to paint in layers of meaning. Both her mixed media works and contemporary primitives joyously celebrate her love for color, design, and nature. Claudia has sold her works in Litchfield County and along the Connecticut shoreline, as well as Eastern Massachusetts.
The Auxiliary’s “Artist of the Month” program has been featuring paintings, photographs, and artwork each month from local artists for over 25 years. Their over 200 member supporters assist in raising money for the hospital through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and a variety of events including an annual fall fashion show and luncheon.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.