Cameron University art students capture Willow Park residents via drawing portraits

Art students from Cameron University recently visited Willow Park Health Care Center to practice their drawing skills. The resulting work – portraits of the facility’s residents – will be on display on Friday, April 29, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Willow Park dining hall. The exhibit is open to the public and will provide visitors the opportunity to meet both the artists and subjects of the drawings.

graphic of drawing of Margaret Hampton

graphic of portrait"When I was approached by Willow Park about this project, I knew it was an opportunity our students would relish,” says Katherine Liontas-Warren, Professor of Art. “The students from my colored pencil drawing class thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Willow Park. Interaction with community members provides a wonderful learning opportunity for our students, and the resulting work is something we are all extremely proud of.”

Garland Brown, Director of Nursing at Willow Park, conceived of the idea. “I thought it would be wonderful to have a group of Cameron students pay homage to our residents by drawing their portraits,” Brown says. “Our residents absolutely loved posing! They are extremely excited with the results and are eager to show off their portraits to family and friends.”

Willow Park Health Care Center is located at 7019 NW Cache Road.

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April 21, 2011

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