Archive | February 19, 2019

Students Express the Art of Healing

Lexington Medical Center, in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art, sponsored the 10th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students.

It’s a tradition we look forward to each year.

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

The work is currently on display at the Columbia Museum of Art.

The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that depicted their interpretation of healing.

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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. “The creativity and thought put into each entry and their interpretations of the art of healing truly inspire us.”

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

The participants were honored with a reception this month at the museum.

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Congratulations to this year’s winners.

Alyssa Griffin
1st Place
A Broken Family

Deserae Milligan
2nd Place
No Regrets

Josef Ivory
3rd Place
In My Own Skin

Morgan Wooley
Honorable Mention
Break Free

Jana Wegner
Honorable Mention
One Part of Me

Grace Carson
Honorable Mention
Natural Reflections

Nicholas Wheeler
Judge’s Choice
Heal Through Nature

Morgan Slice
Judge’s Choice
I’m Sorry

Emily Himler
Judge’s Choice
Stay with Me for a Little While

Sarah Claas
CEO’s Choice
A Year to Hold Onto