Promising Artist Exhibit Showcased at Bronson

Published on February 22, 2018

Promising Artists Exhibit Showcased at Bronson 

A little girl displays her artwork at Promising Artists.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The work of student artists from throughout Kalamazoo Public Schools is now showcased at Bronson Methodist Hospital. The annual Promising Artists exhibit was unveiled on Wednesday, February 21 during a reception for students and families. The exhibit, funded by the Bronson Health Foundation, includes two-dimensional creations from 83 students from 23 schools.

This is the 16th 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 partnership is fitting for our area because it combines three things that help us thrive: education, healthcare and the arts,” says Terry Morrow, vice president of development and community health at Bronson Healthcare. “This uplifting student exhibit contributes to Bronson’s healing environment for our patients, families and employees.”

“These pieces are windows into the heart and souls of these students,” says Beth McCann, deputy director of the Arts Council. She notes that the collaboration represents an investment in children in our community. “We know that participation in the arts helps kids both in and out of school. Not only is the work amazing and fun, but it is happy and inspiring and sometimes filled with deep meaning.”

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.

The artwork will remain on display through April. It can be found in the three hallways off the West Entrance of Bronson Methodist Hospital’s South Campus.