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SwedishAmerican to Host Student Art Scholarship Competition Awards Ceremony ~ Tom Heflin to Be Guest Speaker

May 13, 2013

SwedishAmerican’s Construction Management Department will hold an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the concourse area just inside the State Street entrance to the hospital, in the outpatient waiting area. Scholarship awards will be given to East High School art students who entered SwedishAmerican’s Art Scholarship Competition. Students participating are currently enrolled in art classes at East High School.

The artwork theme for the competition is “Healing through Art.”

“At SwedishAmerican, we believe that there are many paths to healing and that health is truly a balance of mind, body and spirit," says Glenn Evans, director of facility planning, design and construction. “Enhancing the hospital environment with light, soothing colors and sound, and a sense of touch, complements the healing process."

Tom Heflin, local and renowned artist, will be one of the guest speakers at the awards ceremony and was a competition juror. A scholarship award of $500 will be given to the first place entry. Other prizes and merit awards, as deemed appropriate, were decided by the competition jury at the time of judging. The student’s winning artwork will be displayed in the hospital lobby area throughout the next year.

For further information, contact:
Paul Greenland

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