Lexington County Students Express the Art of Healing in Annual Competition

West Columbia, S.C. 04/28/2021 – Five Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in 2021’s “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that each depicted their interpretation of healing.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

1st Place- One Mask Away, Joey Britt

2nd Place- False Hope, Olivia Koss

3rd Place- The Struggles of Online School, Sophia Spence

Judge’s Choice- Fracture, Timothy Harmon

Judge’s Choice- Patchwork, Elena Funderburk

“Lexington Medical Center is proud to partner with the Columbia Museum of Art to give students the opportunity to express their interpretation of healing through art,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “The creativity and thought put into each entry and their interpretations of the art of healing truly inspire us.”

In this year’s competition, entries focused on the impact of COVID-19. Judges were Steven Ford and Jane Przbysz. View a virtual exhibit of the artwork at this link: https://www.columbiamuseum.org/view/art-healing-2021.

Art teachers from Lexington County high schools each chose one student’s artwork to enter in the competition. Many of the students’ entries shared inspirational personal stories of health challenges and recovery.


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