Young Artists Showcased at Bronson Methodist Hospital
The work of student artists from throughout Kalamazoo Public Schools will be showcased at Bronson Methodist Hospital during the annual Promising Artists exhibit starting Tuesday, March 5. The exhibit, funded by the Bronson Health Foundation, includes two-dimensional creations from 83 students from 23 schools.
This is the 17th year that Bronson has partnered with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Public Schools to bring student art into the hospital setting.
“This exhibit is not only a way to showcase the talents of our some of our area’s students, art is also an important part of the healing environment in the hospital,” says Liz Semaan, director of development at the Bronson Health Foundation.
“We are thrilled to be able to support this exhibition of young artists in our community. Creative expression is a healthy way to communicate emotions, wishes and desires,” says Kristen Chesak, executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
“The artwork on display represents hard work, dreams, and visions of our children,” says Dr. Michael Rice, Kalamazoo Public Schools superintendent. “We appreciate the opportunity to share the students work in our community through the sponsorship of the Bronson Health Foundation and the Arts Council of Kalamazoo."
The exhibit also gives students the opportunity to put their artwork up for sale. For each piece purchased, 75% of the sale price goes to the student artist and 25% goes to support the Bronson Health Foundation’s Robert S. Doud Arts in Healthcare Fund.
Students will have the chance to see their artwork on display for the first time during a family reception on March 5. It will remain on display until April. The artwork can be found in the three hallways off the West Entrance of Bronson Methodist Hospital’s South Campus.