Visitors to the new St. Anthony North Hospital will soon be able to view the artwork of students from Hodgkins Elementary and Shaw Heights Middle School. They contributed ceramic tiles that are part of a permanent sculpture being placed in a community garden at the hospital this spring.
The sculpture will consist of about 200 tiles and reflect the four seasons of the year. Visitors will be able to walk through and around the sculpture and view it from multiple angles.
Students worked with artist Barry Rose to in two sessions to design and create the tiles. Rose has installed a wide variety of community mural projects, as well as many public art commissions in and around Denver and nationally. A few of his larger works are displayed outside the Denver Main Library, in front of Denver's Aquarium, at Coors Field, the facade of the Children's Museum, and other notable places
The sculpture will be installed this spring but the grand opening of the new facility at 144th and I-25 is scheduled for this Saturday.