News Catholic Student's Art Graces University Medical Center Brackenridge

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AUSTIN, Texas - (Feb. 28, 2012) - The University Medical Center Brackenridge is not generally a place one considers when one thinks of art, but the hospital has mounted an exhibit featuring the works of students in grades kindergarten through 8 from St. Gabriel's Catholic School. The exhibit, part of Seton's Art & Soul initiative, is one in a series of art shows featuring student works from Central Texas parochial schools.

"Art has been used as a part of the process of healing since ancient times," said Sister Helen Brewer, chair of Seton Board of Trustees. "Seton is proud to display the work of these talented young artists for your inspiration."


"The tradition of the Daughters of Charity in Catholic health care has consistently focused upon the fact that the healing ministry is just as much an 'art' as it is a science," said Sister Nannette Gentile, Seton's assistant to the president for leadership formation. "Fostering a healing environment means attending to the whole person; body, mind and spirit. Art is a way of attending to all three of these dimensions, and thus has an important place in Seton facilities."


The art work will be on exhibit in the 1st floor hall leading to the emergency department and in the hall between the hospital and the Clinical Education Center on the main floor. The exhibit will continue through May 30, 2012.


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