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A student art gallery sprouts at Abrazo Central Campus

Art students from Washington High School joined Abrazo Central Campus CEO Greg Pearson in dedicating a new gallery featuring their work at the North Central Phoenix hospital. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress)
Abrazo Central Campus features the art of Washington HS students
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Abrazo Central Campus in north central Phoenix has opened a new community art gallery featuring works from art students at Washington High School.

A formal dedication included student artists, family members, teachers and Abrazo Central Campus hospital officials.

“As the longtime community hospital in north central Phoenix, we strive to have meaningful relationships with our neighbors and support education,” said Abrazo Central Campus CEO Greg Pearson. “We look forward to enjoying the art in this gallery for many years to come.”

The event was part of the hospital’s ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, according to a press release.

The gallery showcases student art on a rotating basis in collaboration with Washington High School and Glendale Union High School District, the release states.

“We do our best to facilitate the growth of our students, both artistically and as young adults, and having the opportunity to showcase their talents to the wider community is an incredible opportunity,” noted Amanda Kinzinger, who teaches 3D Art at Washington High School.

Jessica Carroll, who teaches 2D Art at Washington High School, echoed a similar sentiment.

“This new gallery is going to give artistically inclined students a tangible experience for how their efforts impact community and how that community can, in return, support their pursuits,” she said.

Hospital officials enjoyed meeting the student artists to hear about the inspiration for their art.

“It was nice to meet the artists and hear the stories behind their creations,” said Michelle Henderson, chief nursing officer at Abrazo Central Campus. “We are blessed to have their artwork displayed in the hallways of the hospital, where now the art of high school students and the art of healthcare intersect.”

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