“Health Impressions: A Selection of Artwork for El Dorado’s School Based Health Center” will be on display in the Lobby Gallery of the South Arkansas Arts Center from May 15-29. An artist reception for the students who created the works will be hosted in the gallery on May 21 at 5:30pm.

The exhibition, designed by Katie Harwell’s Fifth and Sixth Grade Studio Art students from Washington Middle School under the direction of Arts in Education artist Maria Villegas, is part of a health and arts based project “Breaking Barriers.” The project was generously supported by the El Dorado Education Foundation, SAAC, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The project combined literacy and the arts by providing the student’s opportunities to focus on data based questioning and writing accurate summaries and research papers about health careers. With the assistance of Villegas, Debbie McAdams, School Based Health Center Administrator, and several health professionals, the students learned about many medical careers and studied various painting techniques. The original artwork created through this project will be permanently displayed in the SBHC, located on the WMS campus.

Sixth Grade Studio Art students
who participated are:
Wyatt Ball
Estefany Contreras
Coriana Davis
Rosa Linda Flores Galindo
Kaitlynn Ford
Sidney Gonzalez
Hailey Henderson
Tyler Johnson
Tybreanna Kelly
Alondra Leija
Victoria Levingston
Jordan Lovett
Micaela Martinez
Dylan Moore
Brandon Murry
Jada O’Neil-Marrs
Sidney Poole
Grace Rogers
Macy Shults
Hailey Skeens
Alan Villegas
Hannah Wilson
Fifth Grade Studio Art students
who participated are:
Morgan Billingsley
Eliza Brewster
Alexandra Brummett
Alexia Brzeski
Amariyah Hicks
Bella Hubbard
Jace Hudson
Madyson Huey
Sarah Jones
Aubrey Marx
Haylee Monden
Ashley Nguyen
Teedy Olivares
Jasmin Olvera
Omyah Parker
Jana Powell
Jermia Powell
Gabriel Rosson
Daphne Ruff
Jayden Smith
Serenity Stinson
Addyson Taylor
Anna Thurmon
Madison Waller
Danica West