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Elizabeth Weber and Hamid Ebrahimifar, Artists-In-Residence at Arkansas Children's Hospital Artists, Elizabeth Weber and Hamid Ebrahimifar, worked with patients at Arkansas Children's Hospital to create the ornaments. The Artist-in-Residency Program, made possible through grants from the Arkansas Arts Council and individual donors, brings art participation to the patient’s bedside, allowing the patient an outlet for expression and creativity. While expanding the patient and family’s view of their hospitalization, the artists’ physical presence allows the family member or care giver to become involved in the process. Art is another way for patients to express themselves and gain some control over their environment, decreasing their fear and anxiety of being hospitalized.