Showcasing Creativity and Community Partnerships
Local businesses, hospitals, and organizations have given Hilltop Artists students the opportunity to create permanent public art installations in their facilities. As our youth participate in these one-of-a-kind opportunities, they begin to see the power that public art can have; as artists and participants, this translates into a growing sense of their own value and the empowering experience of belonging and creating.
Our largest installation to date has been at MultiCare’s Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Students created over 1,800 glass floats that line the facility’s skyway. At the installation many conversations – among nurses, camera crew, doctors, and students – centered on the belief that this art would create a message of inspiration, encouragement, and healing for years to come. Here’s a moving video, created by PCTV, about this incredible commission.
Whether it’s a hospital skyway filled with glass floats or special glass art for your office, Hilltop Artists students are up to the challenge. If you are interested in commissioning an installation, please check out our Commissioned Work and contact our Production Manager, Jessica Hogan.
Our 2018 exhibit, Our Dreams, was on display at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory from April 13 to June 17, 2018. Created by the young women from our Arts Connect Program, the mixed-media exhibit explores the theme of dreams in their artwork using glass, paint, paper, writing and sound. Though no longer on view, you can learn more about the exhibit here.
Common Threads, at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory was on display in 2016 – though no longer on view, you’re welcome to learn more about it by following this link.