New Art Celebrates NEOMED’s Flame

An uplifting new artwork has been erected at NEOMED’s main entrance. Twin figures proudly support the University’s flame of knowledge in a stainless steel and glass sculpture by Columbus-area artist Stephen Canneto. The art was donated by Eric Kodish, M.D. (’86) and his wife, Perach Kodish, to honor the spirit of learning in a contemporary, inspiring design.

The flame form of the sculpture is made of safety glass panels laminated with dichroic film—a coating that transmits and reflects every color in the visible spectrum of light. As a viewer passes, the colors and the viewer’s experience change, depending on the light and the environment.

Dr. Kodish is a former member and chair of the NEOMED Board of Trustees. He is a professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University’s Lerner College of Medicine and director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care. 

To celebrate this monument to learning, everyone in the University community is invited to a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the lobby outside Watanakunakorn Auditorium. Refreshments at 4:30 p.m. will be followed by remarks at 4:45 p.m. and a viewing at 5 p.m.

To attend, please respond to Michael Wolff, by Monday, Nov. 14.

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