LFO Students' Pediatric Mural Unveiled At Hutcheson

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hutcheson Medical Center, in conjunction with art students from LFO High School, recently held a ribbon cutting to unveil the students’ completed Pediatric Mural Project in the hospital’s pediatric wing.  The mural, comprised of child-friendly landscape scenery, is over 1,400 square feet and was painted by 29 students over a six month period. 

Wendy Morgan, LFO art teacher, stated the goal of the project was to positively impact pediatric patients while they are hospitalized.  The students created “Door Buddies”, toddler-height, hand-painted animals on the wall that greet the patient as the child enters the hospital room.  “The Door Buddies are set in landscape scenery and invite the children’s imaginations to jump into the paintings."  The Door Buddies include an elephant, bee, puppy, monkey, giraffe, rabbit, frog, turtle, and panda bear. 

According to Ms. Morgan, the students worked mostly nights and weekends to complete the project and were at times assisted by younger siblings and parents.  “They worked to fill the gaps from doorway to healing.”  The students witnessed the reactions of several pediatric patients to the mural while the project was in progress.  “Their delighted responses to the mural proved its impact and gave our students the motivation to keep dreaming big.” 

Chris Moore, Chief Medical Officer, officially cut the ribbon in the newly-painted hallway.   “We do our best at this hospital to make people feel better when they have to be here,” he said to the art students. “Your creative and unselfish work will help serve that purpose for hundreds of kids and their families. This is what a community hospital is all about, and we all thank you so much for your great effort on the behalf of others.” 

Ms. Morgan stated that artistic expression helps both the pediatric patients and the students.  “Many of our students endure their own hardships, but painting opens their world to endless possibilities.”


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