Local artists selected for public health messaging

JACKSON, Wyo. — Local artists have been enlisted to help deliver COVID-related information to the public.

St. Johns Health Foundation, Teton County Health Department, and JH Public Art announce the selection of COVID-19 public health announcements created by a diverse group of local artists. The Jackson Hole community responded to the call to artists with inspiring and educational messages in both English and Spanish that will be displayed online and around the valley.

Artists selected include Sloane Gordon, Matt Grimes, Alexa Macdonald, Jenna Mahaffie, Will Munford, Emily Sadow, Matt TeNgaio, Natalie Tse, and Amy Yatsuk.

The artists were tasked with designing highly visual, memorable, and impactful Public Service Announcements around one of three messaging bullet pints: “Social distancing, why it’s important;” “Maintaining personal and mental health during the outbreak;” and “Symptoms and what to do.”

Each artist will receive a $250 stipend for each piece of work. Many have offered to donate their fee to St. John’s Health Foundation, the organization funding the project.

Graphic designer Alexa MacDonald submitted three graphics that were all selected and said she is thrilled to be able to contribute to the community with the power of communicating through visualization.

“During these abstract and uncertain times, art helps us relate to one another while conveying important messages as to what is happening around us. In this case, how we can balance ourselves individually, realizing our impact on each other, and respecting that we are all in this together,” she said.

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