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Family Health West Celebrates Art for Health

May 29, 2015 –  Family Health West announces Katie Skalla as the winner of the bi-annual Art for Health competition.  Katie is a local photographer who has “dibbled and dabbled from family photo ops to weddings.”  The Art for Health Reception will take place June 11 from 5:30—6:30pm in the Colorado Canyons Hospital lobby.

Katie’s title for her photography is “Finding Beauty in Every Day.” Katie is a self-taught, fine art landscape photographer. “I have always loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember.” Her ultimate favorite time to shoot pictures is on her running adventures. She stops to takes pictures when she sees a perfect opportunity for a great shot. “I call them ‘Gods paintings or Gods canvases’.  That’s why I put my photos on canvas.” Katie feels it’s very important to stop and find beauty in your own little world, “Regardless what you’re going through, you can always find beauty or something amazing to make you feel blessed, thankful, and grateful for what you have.”

Katie is a proud Colorado native. She has lived on both the eastern side of the state and the Western Slope. She lives in Fruita with her husband and two amazing boys, “Life is good. Keep it simple and trust your journey.”

“We are thrilled to have Katie’s work in our Hospital,” added Angelina Salazar, Director of Community Relations. “Our patients, staff, families, and friends all have the opportunity to not only view what our local artists are doing, but to experience an environment that promotes healing.  We thank the Fruita Arts and Culture Board for selecting us as a venue for this very important endeavor.”

For more information on Art for Health or Family Health West, please call 858- 2112, or visit, www.fhw.org.