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Young artists donate works to Highland Hospital

Daily Planet staff
Friday October 06, 2000

Young East Bay artists donated their mosaic art to Highland Hospital this week. 

Colorful mosaic planters and benches were designed and created by kids ages 8 - 13 who participated in a summer camp public art project organized by Brushstrokes Studio, the Berkeley-based ceramic art studio. This is the second year of the program. Last year, six mosaic planters were installed and have been enthusiastically received by hospital patients and staff who enjoy them on a daily basis. Jessica Abbott led the series of summer camps. She is the proprietor of Brushstrokes Studio and a professional artist whose public art projects include a nautical fountain for San Diego Children’s Hospital as well as six hand-built vessels for Highland Hospital, which were installed in 1998. 

She has recently been awarded a grant by The Swanson & Shevlin Charitable Foundation to set up an on-site studio at Highland Hospital for the purpose of creating works of art for the hospital in collaboration with the Highland community.