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Turks and Caicos Art Project Goes on Display
2011-06-22 18:56:56 by Louise Peterson
Student artwork goes on display at hospital
Published on May 27, 2011

A stunning new exhibition has gone on display at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.

Youngsters from the Holy Family Academy Catholic School celebrated the hospital’s first year of operation by undertaking a special art project.

The students produced an array of colorful paintings depicting a year in the life of the facility, which opened in April 2010.

And InterHealth Canada bosses were so impressed by their efforts that the pictures are now on display along one of the building’s main corridors.

Hospital CEO, Roger Cheesman, said, “We were delighted when the academy approached us asking if they could base an art project around the hospital.

“As our first anniversary was approaching we felt that the obvious theme should be ‘A Year in the Life of the Hospital’.

“I’m not sure what we expected but what the children produced was absolutely amazing. Their art is thoughtful, creative and utterly inspirational. It also captures completely the various emotions that are thrown up by a hospital day in, day out.

“These are talented students and we congratulate them on their efforts. We are proud to display their work and I would encourage all hospital visitors to take time out to view these wonderful paintings.”

The project, which featured work from children aged between 10 and 12, was the brainchild of visual arts teacher Luis Mendoza.

He explained: “The school started its Visual Arts program to develop student’s artistic skills and to teach them how to observe and interpret things through the arts.

“We were delighted to work with InterHealth Canada on this project and when we visited the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre it inspired students to come up with beautiful art pieces representing what they’d observed.

“I’m pleased the youngsters were able to express what they saw both visually and emotionally and we are proud to have our work on display at the hospital.”

The Holy Family Academy Catholic School artwork can be viewed in the corridor between the emergency and x-ray departments and the main reception.

It will be on display throughout the summer, after which the paintings will be auctioned to raise funds for the school.

Article courtesy of TCINEWSNOW.com