West Columbia, S.C. – 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.
“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.
Hannah Christine Moore, “Healing Hands”
Tayler Murray, “Transcendence”
Gabriel Carrilho, “Healing Daughter”
Eva Slagle, “Art by Isaac”
Lindsey Kirtley, “Soul Searching”
Ann Marie Connor-Schroten
McKenzie Peacock, “Healing Starts in the Mind”
Alexandra Busbee, “Trying”
Taylor Carder, “Mental and Spiritual Wellness”
Hannah Eck, “The Black Sea”
About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center is a 438-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and approximately 60 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating approximately 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,500 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center is currently undergoing the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that will open in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care. For more information, visit LexMed.com.