Salida, Colorado-A colorful pretzel truck, fluffy clouds floating above "S" mountain,
and a bright-pink pig are among the subjects depicted in artwork by Longfellow
Elementary students that is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional
Medical Center through June 30. The exhibit is located near the entrance
to the Emergency Department and is open to the public.
Longfellow Elementary art teacher Sally Tameler encourages students to
use their imaginations and incorporate different media when creating their
artwork. Students learn the basic elements of art including color, form,
shape and texture. Projects vary depending on what each grade level is
studying at the time.
Longfellow students attend art class with Tameler at least once each week.
When asked what she enjoyed most about teaching elementary art, Tameler
said, "Many kids struggle with academics, but in art all students
can see success."
Showcasing the artwork of local children is part of the hospital's
mission to create a healing environment. For more information about art
exhibits at HRRMC, contact Marji Ackermann at 530-2217.