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Lexington County Students Express the Art of Healing

Ten Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in the 9th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by Lexington Medical Center Foundation in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that each depicted their interpretation of healing. The Columbia Museum of Art will display the artwork until April 2. Then, the work will be in the North Tower Atrium of Lexington Medical Center for the rest of the month.

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“Lexington Medical Center is proud to partner with the Columbia Museum of Art to give students the opportunity to express their interpretation of healing through art,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “The creativity and thought put into each entry and their interpretations of the art of healing truly inspire us. Displaying their work at the Columbia Museum of Art is a wonderful way for our community to see how these students look at the world.”

Art teachers from Lexington County high schools each chose one student’s artwork to enter in the competition. All artwork had to incorporate healing or health. Many of the students’ entries shared inspirational personal stories of family members’ health challenges and recovery.

Award-wining fine artist Michael Story judged the entries and selected the winners.

First Place
Hannah Christine Moore, “Healing Hands”

Second Place
Tayler Murray, “Transcendence”

Third Place
Gabriel Carrilho, “Healing Daughter”
Juror’s Choice
Eva Slagle, “Art by Isaac”
Lindsey Kirtley, “Soul Searching”
Ann Marie Connor-Schroten
Honorable Mention
McKenzie Peacock, “Healing Starts in the Mind”
Alexandra Busbee, “Trying”
Taylor Carder, “Mental and Spiritual Wellness”

CEO’s Choice
Hannah Eck, “The Black Sea”