The third, fourth and fifth grade students at State Street School in Skaneateles have done it again! For the third consecutive year, they’ve helped to create and promote a Healing Environment at Crouse Hospital.
On Friday, Dec. 14, the ‘artists’ and their families, along with art teacher Susan Barry, attended the third annual art unveiling reception at Crouse. It was the first time this year’s group of students, and all those in attendance, have had the pleasure of seeing these masterpieces matted, framed and ready to be enjoyed by all within the hospital!
The youngsters and their family members beamed with pride when they saw their individual pieces grouped in the exhibition at the Marley Education Center, and they are very excited about coming back in the new year to see their exhibit installed at its home base on the ‘State Street School Highway’ (2 Memorial, by the Emergency Department).
President and CEO Paul Kronenberg, MD, along with Susan Barry, highlighted the importance of this wonderful partnership in their addresses to the students, also commenting upon the association of art and healing, the spirit of giving and making a difference in the lives of others.
Crouse wishes to thank the students for sharing their talent; Mrs. Barry for her vision and artistic leadership; her parents Rosemarie and Bill Cazzola, who help to matte and frame the artwork (Bill is a member of the volunteer corps at Crouse); the State Street School Administration; Kris Delaney, Crouse Hospital archivist and liaison on the project; Frank McDowell, event photographer (a member of the Crouse volunteer corps and our Healing Environment Advisory Committee); our Engineering Department team members; Nutritional Services team members; Environmental Services team members; and the members of our Healing Environment Advisory Committee for their coordination of the project.