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Teacher Creates Soothing Project for Children’s Unit

A personal connection to Cincinnati Children’s inspired a local artist to create whimsical works of art for the medical center’s neurology unit.

Having spent a lot of time in the neurology unit with her stepdaughter who suffers from epilepsy, Erlanger artist Emily Howard wanted to create a visual escape for patients and their families. Her 12 custom pieces following the theme of “Hopes, Dreams and Wishes in Nature” depict a community nestled in the woods where hopes and wishes are delivered on ribbons to a central “Wishing Tree.”

“It felt fated when my work was selected,” said Howard. “Having spent a lot of time there, I know how stressful it can be for patients and their families. I wanted to create something they could get lost in during their stay.”

The project was facilitated through ArtWorks, a local nonprofit that connects artists with opportunities, and Cincinnati-based Kolar Design, which provides design services to Cincinnati Children’s.

Read more about the project in The Kentucky Enquirer.

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