Kane County Hospital (KCH)and the Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) are proud to announce their newest “Healing Arts Exhibit” featuring the photographs and fine art of Eldon and Sandy Byland.

The exhibit officially opens on Wednesday evening, May 12 with a “Meet the Artists” event from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The Byland exhibit will hang at the Kane County Hospital until June 12, where it can be viewed by the pubic free of charge.

Eldon and Sandy Byland enjoy a multitude of creative disciplines. Together they are avid photographers, exploring the back country and byways of the Colorado Plateau - their favorite place on Earth. They are also writers and documentary filmmakers.

Eldon spent many years photographing the Colorado Plateau and has worked at both Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. His background is in geography and education, but his passion is sharing the beauty of the Colorado Plateau in a multitude of ways. A published writer, he is also currently working on several manuscripts.

Sandy’s background is as an award-winning fine artist (working primarily in pastel), documentary filmmaker and writer. She has been showing her artwork professionally for over 40 years and has been published in Horses in Art magazine. She is also an educator with a doctorate in Religious Studies and is the head of the Humane Education Department at Best Friends Animal Society.

Together, this dynamic couple works side by side with all of their creative endeavors. “We love being together and working together. We see things in very similar ways and share a passion for just about everything,” said Sandy Byland. The Bylands are committed to sharing the beauty that they find, wherever that might be.

The Healing Art Exhibit is a series of art exhibits co-hosted by KCH and CEBA to introduce the pubic to world class art and provide those dealing with family illness with an opportunity to escape into the world of art for a moment and take a brief rest from their immediate challenges.