Youth Art Stands Out at UMMC Fifth Exhibit

Collage of some of the amazing Youth and Teen category artworks from the UMMC Exhibit this year.

The National Arts Program® Director of Operations, Maren Reid and Director of Programs, Robyn McGinley were thrilled to attend the Fifth Annual University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) NAP Exhibit on October 12th. Coordinator Lauren Davis and the UMMC C2X Healing Arts Team did a phenomenal job of making the entire experience top notch. The work was professionally displayed and the reception included live music, food, and a fantastic awards presentation. During the reception Maren Reid spoke on behalf of the NAP and honored Lauren Davis with a beautiful Fifth Anniversary Award to thank her for her commitment to the program.

Several officials attended the reception to support the artists, including; Marianne Rowan-Braun, Vice President, Patient Experience, Kerry Sobol, Director, Patient Experience and Jim Chang, Director, Safety and Environmental Health. Judges Loring Cornish and Elaine Weiner-Reed also attended the show and presented the awards. Both during and after the awards presentation, judge and professional glass /found object mosaic artist, Loring Cornish could be found congratulating the participants and giving them positive feedback on their individual works. Connecting professionals with both amateur and youth artists is just one of the many ways the program can help make positive connections within the art community. Overall the talent on display at UMMC this year was exceptional, but of all the 208 pieces, the youth and teen artists particularly stood out with both their skill and imagination. Our hope is that these young artists continue exploring their talents and become the next generation to influence the future of the art landscape.