December 3, 2019—Congratulations to the eight art students from Shaker Heights High School whose artwork was selected for inclusion in the Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions exhibition. The eXpressions program is an educational initiative that engages middle and high school students in the creative exploration of science and medicine. This year, Shaker Heights High School had more student works selected than any other school in the exhibition.
The students and their artwork are:
- Lane Murray, Shards of Childhood
- Kya Goodwin, Heartbreak
- Anne Christy Domingo, The Sea of Bears
- Olivia McDowell, Safety Blanket
- David Szoke, Signals
- Samira Smith, Permanent Handmade Hospital Bracelet
- Curtis Harding, Heavy Sleep
- Eli Steinberg, Implanting Addiction
An esteemed panel of art and science professionals used four criteria to evaluate each art submission: interpretation, presentation, creativity, and initiative. The pieces selected by the judges for inclusion in the exhibition will be awarded four levels of special recognition. In descending order they are: Blue Ribbon, Red Ribbon, White Ribbon, and Honorable Mention. One piece will be identified as the overall Best in Show. Each Blue Ribbon winner will receive a $100 gift card; Red Ribbon winners will receive $75; White Ribbon winners, $50; and Honorable Mention winners, $25. The Best in Show will receive a $300 gift card. Teachers who have at least one award-winning student will also receive a $100 educational grant. Final results will be announced before the end of December.
Award-winning projects will be displayed in the 2020 eXpressions Art, Language and Math eXhibition at the Cleveland Clinic’s Health Education Campus. The opening, including a formal program and reception, will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020.