Body & Soul – The Art of Healing Inc.
A non-profit organization designed to blend the numerous resources of Jacksonville’s Arts community into an extensive offering for healthcare institutions. The mission of Body & Soul is to enhance the quality of healthcare through the Arts, and extend the Arts through service to the community. In its brief history, Body & Soul has been able to offer the talents of hundreds of Jacksonville’s musicians and artist, to thousands of patients, family members, and staff involved with local healthcare facilities. Body & Soul has been involved in helping to promote awareness of various healthcare issues, and assist in research involving the Arts and it’s impact on the healing process. Because of its efforts, Body & Soul’s founder (James E. Jenkins) was awarded the 2002 Cultural Council “Outstanding Individual” Arts Award