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Students Express the Art of Healing

A piece of artwork with a boy in a baseball hat and his dog in the foreground, sitting on the side of a mountain, looking over a large, green and brown valley between two mountains on a sunny day.

Feb. 19 2019

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.

Painting of green and gray mountains with a man sitting on a rock 

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.

“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.

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

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