Music in Pictures Art Exhibit on Display at Sacred Heart Hospital
April 11, 2013 by SoWal Staff
During the month of April, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine Program is hosting the 2nd Annual “Music in Pictures”, an art exhibit featuring the work of 328 Walton County students. The exhibit, displayed in the hospital’s lobby, upstairs atrium, and Outpatient Waiting Area, showcases artwork created by students in grades K-12 who listened to and visually interpreted six selections from Carnival of the Animals by composer Camille Saint-Saens.
More than 1,300 students from 14 Walton County Schools participated in the educational art project presented by the Rosemary Beach Foundation. All Walton County schools were invited to participate, and both public and private schools responded. The teachers encouraged the students to explore personal style and introduced various mediums—including oily pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and collage. Students learned about composer Camille Saint-Saens and produced many creative interpretations of his pieces: The Royal March of the Lion, The Aviary, The Aquarium, The Kangaroo, The Elephant and The Swan.
Sacred Heart invites the public to view the artwork while it’s on display at the hospital. Music in Pictures is presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation and sponsored by Wells Fargo, Winky and Bill Dowdle, The Hidden Lantern Gallery, and St. Joe Community Foundation.
The art was submitted to Rosemary Beach Foundation in January 2013, and a panel of judges selected 12 grand prize winners based upon the interpretation of the music.
- Mate Thomas, Van R. Butler Elementary, Pre K – K
- Jala Thorne, Maude Saunders Elementary, 1st Grade
- Lissette Robles, Van R. Butler Elementary, 2nd Grade
- Aiden Tidwell, West Defuniak Elementary, 3rd Grade
- Maria Flores, West Defuniak Elementary, 4th Grade
- Connor Price, Maude Saunders Elementary, 5th Grade
- Elizabeth Pippin, Paxton School, 6th Grade
- Cristian Ciuche, Emerald Coast Middle, 7th Grade
- Wylie Martin, Seaside Neighborhood School, 8th - 9th Grades
- Joanna LaQuerre, TESLA, 10th - 12th Grades
- Malyia Dorsey, Walton Middle School, Masterpiece Award (All Grades)
- Justus Castillo, Paxton School, Chairman's Award (All Grades)
Participating Walton County Schools:
- Compass Rose Academy
- Emerald Coast Middle School
- Freeport Elementary
- Freeport Middle School
- Maude Saunders Elementary School
- Mossy Head School
- Ohana Institute
- Paxton School
- Seaside Neighborhood School
- South Walton Montessori
- TESLA Technical Engineering Science Learning Academy
- Van E. Butler Elementary
- Walton Middle School
- West Defuniak Elementary
Arts in Medicine at Sacred Heart Arts in Medicine is an emerging field within health care that addresses what many have long known and medical research is now proving – that music, writing, dance, storytelling and other art activities can play an important role in healing not just the body, but the mind and spirit of an individual.
In Fall 2011, Sacred Heart received a grant to implement an Arts in Medicine program at its Emerald Coast location. This grant funding will allow the hospital to enhance the health care setting for patients, visitors and caregivers through the arts. Through the program, Sacred Heart brings artists into the hospital to provide activities at the bedside and outpatient clinical areas and waiting rooms. Types of activities can include visual, musical, theatrical, movement and written arts. The goal of the program is to enhance patients’ health care experience, provide respite and rejuvenation to staff, and promote community wellness.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Arts in Medicine program, please contact Sharon Abele at 278-3081.
Rosemary Beach Foundation Rosemary Beach Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cultural, educational, literary and other charitable activities in Rosemary Beach and Walton County, Florida. For more information, please visit www.rosemarybeachfoundation.org