Collaborative Mural Art Project
Fair Oaks Clinic Transformation
Fair Oaks Clinic: Before
In 2015, Jecca Steinberg (Stanford Medical Student), Dr. Neel Patel, artist Lauren Toomer, clinical staff and the Redwood City community set out to design and paint a mural to enhance the school readiness experience of patients in the waiting room.
Fair Oaks: After
To compliment the mural, Fair Oaks contributed the funds to add 3 school readiness learning panels and colorful children's chairs.
MayView Clinic Mural
In 2017, Eleni Ramphos worked with artist Sean Howe to create a second mural in Mayview Clinic (Mountain View) and a third is being planned. Now, parents read with their children as they wait for appointments and siblings teach each other with the games integrated into the Spanish and English mural elements. The refurbishment restores dignity to the space; families say they now feel appreciated by the clinic
In the News
PUBLICATION (Oct. 2018): Steinberg, Jecca R., Eleni Ramphos, Janine S. Bruce, and Lisa J. Chamberlain. “What Do Clinical Environments Say to Our Patients? A Replicable Model for Creative Advocacy.” American Journal of Public Health 108, no. 11 (November 2018): 1509–10.
SJSU Newsroom (March 2019): SJSU Artist Adds Color to Pediatric Clinic and Promotes Learning
Santa Clara Valley Bascom Pediatric Clinic Transformation
The mural at Valley Medical Center’s Bascom Clinic was completed in February 2019 by artist Renae McCollum, who has her teaching credential in Art and will receive her Masters in Art Education from SJSU in 2019. She volunteered 7 days of her time to complete this 10ft X 22ft indoor mural, allowing families of the safety net clinic to promote their children’s early learning of numbers, letters, and words while engaging with a fun under-the-sea theme.