'Music in Pictures' brightens visits to hospital

music in pictures
Special to The Sun
Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 06:16 AM.


Patients have something to brighten their outlook these days when visiting Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast .

On the hospital's second-floor landing near the elevators hangs 328 original pieces of artwork created by children from 14 different Walton County schools.

Every piece of artwork is each child's individual visual interpretation of listening to French composer Camille Saint-Saens's "Circus of the Animals."

The venture is part of Rosemary Beach Foundation's "Music in Pictures" in conjunction with Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast's Arts in Medicine program.

This is the second year for RBF's Music in Pictures, which began in 2012.

All Walton County schools were invited to participate and educators received their teacher’s manuals and musical CDs in September 2012. The 1,300 participating students studied the composer and his musical style then listened to six selections from "Carnival of the Animals." Students were asked to interpret one or more of the selections in a piece of artwork.

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