BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., October 28, 2013 – Detroit Country Day School (DCDS), an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school, announced today the donation of 29 new pieces of student-created artwork to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan as part of the 11th annual “Art From the Heart” program. Glen Shilling, Detroit Country Day School headmaster, made the announcement.
Art From the Heart is a collaborative program between Detroit Country Day School and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan that has helped transform the hospital into a friendly, welcoming environment for young patients and their families with the addition of bright, colorful art. Grace Serra, art advisor at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, carefully selects inspirational pieces by DCDS students in every grade level during the annual “Celebrate the Arts” festival at DCDS each spring. Since the program’s beginning, DCDS students have donated close to 400 pieces of their artwork to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
DCDS Friends of the Arts Association provides grants to frame the donated student artwork and hosts a special preview event and recognition ceremony for the student-artists, families and friends. This year’s exhibit will be on display in the hospital’s main cafeteria for one year until it is moved to its permanent home in various locations throughout the hospital.
“We are extremely proud of not only the inspiring artwork our students create each year, but their eagerness to give back to the community and support this initiative,” said Shilling. “Art From the Heart is just one of the many ways our students not only develop outstanding talent, but also a strong, compassionate character as a result of programs like this.”
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Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.