The Students’ Art Gallery at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, was established by the hospital in 1985 for the benefit of families whose children require hospital treatment. The first of its kind in all of North America, the gallery expanded several times during the first decade and is now comprised of 150 pictures.
The Winter 2011 exhibit features student artwork the captures our northern landscape…the wonder…the harsh environment…the fun…the wildlife…and many much loved seasonal activities. (Pictured left: Megan D., grade 7 – Odessa P.S.)
Eighty-five of the artworks are showcased in the Child Development Centre near the main lobby, while 17 are in the Staff Library and 8 are in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department. Almost Home, a nearby guest house for families whose children are being treated in Kingston hospitals, exhibits 40 framed artworks.
New exhibitions are installed three times a year. Paintings, drawings and multi-media constructions are submitted by elementary and secondary schools in the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Contributors also include Albert College Junior School and Kingston Christian School. (Pictured right: Logan C., grade 2 – Sharbot Lake P.S.)
Approximately 50,000 people walk through the gallery every year!
View the entire exhibit at the StudentsArtGallery.ca .
Release source: Limestone District School Board