Hopkins Celebrates the Creative Side of their Workforce

The walls of the cavernous Turner Concourse connector hallway of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD were once again alive and filled with paintings, photographs, quilts, and crafts from over 100 employees and family members from the Hopkins workforce!  

As always, the reception was filled with artists and family members amid the food and balloons. Pamela Paulk, VP of Human Resources, was on hand to congratulate the winners and a warm welcome by Ron Peterson, President of Johns Hopkins Medicine, was given to start off the event.  During his welcome, Mr. Peterson emphasized the importance of the artwork to the individuals and commended them on letting it be judged and displayed for all to see.  Amanda Myers, who has coordinated the show for several years, said the installation and reception went off with ease. Many people stayed to enjoy the show after the winners were announced and were eager to check out the works of people they know in an entirely different capacity.

The three judges all agreed unanimously and chose the Best of Show.  The piece (pictured below) is a painting entitled “Reflections” by teen artist Lisa Lu, a relative of a Pathology Specialist. In addition to the teen and youth categories, winners were also chosen in the three adult categories; Professional, Intermediate, and Amateur.

Pictures of the pieces created by the talented Hopkins artists can be seen on their venue page of the NAP website or in person by visiting the exhibition which runs through November 16th.

Teen artist, Lisa Lu took home the Best of Show Award for her painting entitled "Reflections"