St. Joseph Healthcare
Accompanied by family members, Bill and Marie Demaso cut the ribbon on April 30, to offically open St. Joseph Hospital's beautifully remodeled main lobby. The new space has been renamed the "Demaso Lobby - A Place for Family and Friends" in their honor, acknowledging years of generosity and dedication to St. Joseph Healthcare. Bill is a long-time St. Joseph Healthcare trustee, while his wife Marie volunteered for many years as a St. Joseph Healthcare Auxiliary member.
In addition to the Demasos' generosity, gifts and talent from many private donors, businesses, employees, volunteers helped make the transformation possible.
“We are pleased to recognize the support of the Demaso family and dedicate the beautifully renovated lobby space in honor of these two outstanding St. Joseph contributors,” says Kassie Zeigler, Executive Director of St. Joseph Community Networks and Foundation. “We’re also excited to incorporate local artists and talent in our design, bringing new life and color to this space that welcomes so many employees, volunteers, patients and visitors every day.”
The Demaso Lobby is newly designed by the team of Deb Dall and Megan Krause, and exhibits original works from two Maine artists and a photo exhibit of donated images. Kat Johnson, a recent graduate of the University of Maine’s Intermedia Masters of Fine Arts program, created 11 individual works that adorn the back wall of the lobby with colorful silhouettes of native Maine plants. Artist Allison Melton, also a recent UMaine graduate, along with Mark Strange and students in the advanced metal working class at Fryeburg Academy created a resin, plastic and brass mobile to decorate the Lobby’s atrium.