Saturday, February 21, 2009
Children’s Hospital of Michigan unveils mosaic mural
Today, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan will host a community art viewing to unveil a large mosaic mural at the Stison Specialty Center, 42700 Garfield Road in Clinton Township from 1 to 4 p.m. The mosaic is a collaborative project created by local participants of Project SNAP, a nationwide project that give school students a voice through artwork. The day will include a treasure hunt for the participants to find their hidden artwork in the mural.
Mosaic artist, Roy Feinson pieced together the final mural. His techniques have been featured in many major projects including Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary and the Grammy Award’s 50th Anniversary Show. Feinson also unveiled a giant mosaic mural in 2007 with Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan at the Detroit Science Center.
“The new mural will be a welcomed addition to our current collection of art featured throughout the center. We are honored to work with Project SNAP and create art with the help of children,” said Children’s Hospital of Michigan Art Advisor Grace Serra. “It will be enjoyed by patients and families for years to come.”
Founded 120 years ago, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and only hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of nine hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock.