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Show Business! Spotlight On: Erica

August 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Our latest Winston-Salem art show, Art Amplified: A Fusion of Music & Visual Art, was on display this summer at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA); get all the details HERE. The young artists at Brenner Children’s Hospital couldn’t have been more excited! In the words of program director Betsey McLawhorn, the show provided them with “the meaningful experience of seeing their work on display and of taking part in a larger, collaborative effort.”

We talked with exhibiting artist Erica about getting to be part of the BIG show just before it opened. Here’s what she had to say…

What was your favorite part about working on the instrument sculptures for the upcoming show? 

Art Amplified Artists

My favorite part was painting the violin [pictured above] and how the bigger instrument [pictured here] turned from a tube and a trumpet into a dragon.

Are you excited about having a piece you worked on in an exhibit in a major museum? How does it make you feel?

I am thrilled that a piece of art that I worked on will be in an art show. This is a very important event for me because this is a step up into my art profession. I really want to be in the art profession, and with this opportunity it will really help!

What does Arts For Life mean to you?

Arts For Life has opened a window of opportunity for me and a lot of other patients at Brenner. When I was in the hospital, art took my mind off the chemo and the needles. Art is more than just paint and brushes. Art is my passion, and my hope is that more children will take Arts For Life as an opportunity.

See more photo sneak peeks of the show via our Facebook page.