September 2, 2005

Tunnel Palooza gives departments chance to show their artistic flair

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Kathryn Edwards, M.D.

Individual departments at VUMC are getting the chance to leave their marks on the well-known and well-traveled tunnel beneath the Medical Center.

Thanks to “Tunnel Palooza” departments can secure — and paint according to their own designs — an 8-foot by 10-foot section of the tunnel.

The overall theme of the mural painting project is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

In order to get in on Tunnel Palooza, departments must submit their mural concept in 25 words or less to Sketches of concepts can be faxed to 936-0320.

Concepts must be received by Friday, Sept. 9. Ideas will be reviewed by a panel and approved based on theme relevance.

Tunnel Palooza painting will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24 and Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 26-28. Paintings will be judged and prizes will be awarded.

The Paint Shop will provide all paint supplies and assistance.