A third year Firelands art student earned an award in the Cleveland Clinic eXpressions art competition. Junior Victoria Krejci earned a red ribbon (2nd place) for her mixed media sculpture “What Makes the Difference” illustrating the differences nurses navigate between technology and hand-written recording of patient data. To put this win in perspective, of 25 winning
high schools, dominated by AAA schools, Krejci’s work is one of 5 works that is not from a Division I school. In fact, her work is the only winner from Lorain County.
The Cleveland Clinic Office of Civic Education hosts the annual eXpressions: An Intersection of Art and science. Art students from high schools from Ohio and Florida interpreted research conducted by Cleveland Clinic high school summer interns. Over 1,200 works were submitted this year. The process includes research and writing to gain understanding of the topic. The Art 2 and Art 3 students selected their own studies to illustrate from a list of over 125 summer projects. The art students conceptually illustrated the research and composed brief artist statements for their entries.
A panel of art educators, medical researchers, medical illustrators, photographers, media and public health professionals evaluate each submission on interpretation, creativity, presentation, and initiative. The judges awarded four levels of special recognition. In descending order they are: Blue Ribbon, Red Ribbon, White Ribbon, and Honorable Mention. Blue Ribbon winners receive $100. Red Ribbon winners receive $75; White Ribbon winners, $50; and Honorable Mention winners, $25. The Firelands Art Department will also receive a $100 educational grant for producing a winning entry in art.
Exhibition and Catalog
All of the award-winning submissions, including Victoria’s work, will be featured in a full-color eXpressions catalog of the exhibition, which will open with a reception and dedication on January, 29, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Global Center for Health Innovation (Medical Mart), Cleveland. The exhibition continues into early March. The exhibit is open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm.
For more information about the eXpressions program and to view the virtual gallery of past exhibits, visit:
Submitted by Ms. Laura Tawil