Pencil drawings, paintings and a duct-tape quilt created by students from the Salida Boys & Girls Club are on exhibit at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through December 31. The display is located near the entrance to the Emergency Department and is open to the public.
Art instructor Cara Barone chooses projects for the students that will build confidence in their artistic skill. “A lot of thought goes into how I can help the children ‘express’ themselves through their work,” said Barone. “I love having the opportunity to watch the students become awake with thought, hope and wanting to create.”
Barone likes to focus on keeping the arts fun for the students by incorporating color and different types of media. She also helps the kids realize that art is around them all of the time—from music to the design of their homes and the clothes they wear.
Children participating in the art exhibit range from 7-14 years old.
Showcasing the artwork of local children is part of the hospital’s mission to create a healing environment. For more information about art exhibits at HRRMC, contact Marji Ackermann at 530-2217.