October 30, 2012
Salida, Colorado--An exhibit of oil-pastel flag drawings by students of Crest Academy in Salida is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through the end of December. The artwork is hung near the entrance to the Emergency Department.
Students were assigned the task of rendering the American or Colorado flag "with a twist," said art instructor Lynn DeCew. "The images were to be recognizable but with a personal interpretation." The students incorporated optical illusions into many of the pieces adding extra interest for viewers.
The project was inspired by contemporary American artist Jasper Johns, who is known for his American flag, target and map paintings.
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.
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