Art with a purpose

An annual event at Baylor College of Medicine, the Graduate Student Council Art Show, offers Baylor faculty, staff and students the opportunity to showcase their art while also benefiting a good cause and providing an outlet for expression.

Checking out the artwork of Baylor faculty, staff and students!

Conceived over a decade and a half ago, the art show this year included 161 pieces of art and raised more than $2,700. A significant portion of that money goes to the Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, which provides fun and educational children’s art projects to encourage the development of coping skills in children with cancer and blood disorders.

In addition to raising money for the Arts in Medicine program, the annual art show offers the Baylor community an outlet to express themselves, which many of the artists say is an important part of balancing their personal lives with professional and academic responsibilities.

Hear from our artists in the video below, and read this Momentum blog post for even more on the art show and its artists.

-by Dana Benson