Thank you to everyone who joined us under the Square in Gettysburg at Waldo's & Co. on the evening of August 4 to open the Skyrocket exhibit. I am grateful to Chris Lauer, Director, and his team at Waldo's, to Don Redman for photography, to my brilliant gallery-talk presenters Rukhsana Rahman, MD and Lisa Erdman, MFA, DA, to Peter Kuhn, to Susan Muldowney and to the Lancaster T1D Grandes Dames.
Access to medicines is an issue that finds its way into many of our healthcare stories. It is clinical, personal, and political. Made in the spirit of public health and medical humanities, these eight mixed media collages reference formulary exclusions, pharmaceutical industry lobbying, and the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. We can do better. Really. As a poet I find that certain things ask for visual metaphors. That is how and why these pieces came to be. I appreciate the chance to exhibit them in the Waldo’s Gallery.
I appreciate every person and organization working to make medicines accessible. All efforts matter - from the subtle to the spectacular.
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