Now On View
Great Lakes Science Center has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to bring the art exhibition, Explorers, to the Science Center.
Explorers is an innovative program that incorporates art into the study of health and wellness for students in grades K-8. Through this interdisciplinary initiative, professionals from the Cleveland Clinic speak to school children on important health issues, and the students then bring their newfound knowledge to life through creative interpretations. In addition to helping students achieve optimal health, the program promotes critical thinking, innovation, communication, teamwork and self-esteem.
In January 2012, more than 2,200 students from across Ohio learned about important health topics from Cleveland Clinic healthcare professionals, either in person through traditional classroom workshops or online through virtual presentations. In March, more than 450 of these students’ creative works were submitted to Cleveland Clinic.
An esteemed panel of art, language arts, media and medical professionals evaluated each submission using four criteria: interpretation, creativity, technique and initiative. Exceptional entries were awarded one of four levels of recognition – Blue Ribbon, Red Ribbon, White Ribbon and Honorable Mention. In addition, one piece, LegenDairy, was awarded Best in Show.
This year’s collection of drawings, poems, painting, prints, mixed media and sculptures are all currently available for viewing at Great Lakes Science Center. The exhibition is free with paid admission to the Science Center.