Five students honored with art display at Condell
During a brief ceremony, a display of five pieces of art created by Libertyville School District 70 students that will hang in a first-floor hallway at Condell Hospital was dedicated. | Rob Dicker~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:26AM
The art of five District 70 students from Adler Park, Copeland, Butterfield, Copeland Manor and Highland schools was unveiled at Advocate Condell Medical Center during a ceremony with students, parents, school and hospital officials on May 16.
“I’m extremely excited about this relationship between Libertyville District 70 and Advocate Condell Medical Center,” said Guy Schumacher, superintendent of District 70. “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to work together to bring our students’ art out to the community.”
District art teachers Cindy Sartain, Megan Russell and Alicia Sather choose the pieces to be displayed from hundreds of student submissions.
The five students that were selected were Natalie Smith, 10, of Adler Park School; Rebecca Marie Stam, 9, of Copeland Manor School; Elle Imm, 10, of Butterfield School; Jack Nicholson, 10, of Rockland School; and Mia Bertaud, 14, of Highland Middle School.
Nicholson, who painted a flower pot, said he was excited to have his art displayed “because a lot of people get to see it.”
Bertaud drew a life-like drawing of an iguana using colored pencils. “I used different shades of tint and color to make it look realistic, like a picture,” she said.
Stam, who painted a colorful-looking dragon, said she’s glad the artwork is at the hospital for patients to see.
“It’s kind of a bright picture so if they’re hurt or feeling sad it will make them feel better,” she said.
Raeann Fuller, manager of the hospital’s intensive care unit, said two pieces of student art have also been on display in the ICU unit since last fall and they definitely help brighten patients’ spirits.
“It’s a win-win situation. The staff loves it, the kids love it and the patients love it,” she said.
Five new pieces of student art will be chosen every three to four months to be displayed at the new exhibit in the hospital lobby, Schumacher said. “Each year, we’ll have at least 15 different student artists on display,” he said.