Sharyland High School Art students donated forty framed art pieces to the Methodist Hospital in Houston on May 21. These artworks were created for the Art Cart Pilot Program in collaboration with Volunteer Services.
The purpose of this program is to offer works of art to patients of the Methodist Hospital during their hospitalization with the goal of making their hospital stay more enjoyable. By choosing art that is personally meaningful, the patient experience will be enhanced through comforting thoughts and feelings and enjoyment of the arts to assist and promote healing.
During the fall semester, the Fine Arts faculty of Sharyland High School offered students the opportunity to participate in the program by creating and submitting original works of art to be donated. The artwork encompassed the theme of “Personal Pathways” consistent with The Methodist Experience.
“What a joy it was to watch these young artists work to produce art from their hearts to bring a little joy to patients who are so very ill. They are my heroes,” said Mrs. Isabel Link, Art teacher.
Participating students received written documentation of community service hours for their time spent working on the project and acknowledgement of their participation in the program.
Press Release submitted by Patricia Coleman Sharyland High School