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The Remarkable Artists of Zambarano

Paint and Canvas - How Residents Express Their Thoughts at Zambarano Hospital

by Don Drake, Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.

Zambarano Hospital in Burrillville, Rhode Island

"Gustav Klimt, the Austrian symbolist painter once stated, 'Whoever wants to know something about me, they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognize what I am and what I want,'" said certified elder law Attorney RJ Connelly III. "This quote stands out to me every time I walk into Zambarano Hospital but with one huge difference, the art that adorns the hallway there was not done by a professional artist, but by residents who, for the most part, can only use this medium to relay who they are and what they want. As the old idiom goes, a picture can speak a thousand words, but the artworks at Zambarano speaks a lifetime of words."

"...a picture can speak a thousand words, but the artwork at Zambarano speaks a lifetime of words." ---Attorney RJ Connelly III

What Attorney Connelly is referring to is the artwork that hangs upon the walls of Zambarano Hospital, a facility that sits on the banks of Wallum Lake in Burrillville, Rhode Island that provides long-term acute and post-acute hospital level of care to patients with complex medical and psychiatric needs. It is a hospita