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South High Art Club Creates Painting for New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital

Members of the SHS Art Club with their artwork at New York Presbyterian Hospital

The Great Neck South High School Art Club created a custom painting for New York Presbyterian Queens (NYPQ) Hospital staff that was unveiled on May 22. This project was initiated by Dr. Cynthia Pan and entailed months of communication and collaboration between hospital staff and students to help bring the vision to fruition. 

Hospital staff were presented with a prompt: “What inspires you to be a star in providing excellent patient care at NYPQ?” Staff wrote their responses on stars created by the Art Club, which students later integrated into a large painting showcasing notable Queens landmarks such as the Queensboro Bridge and the Unisphere.

During an appreciation event, NYPQ officials unveiled the artwork and honored both their residents and members of the Art Club. South High students were presented with certificates in appreciation of their work, and they met a number of medical professionals who offered mentorship for those students who have ambitions to enter the medical field.

Members of the South High Art Club are Axel Byub Dália Castilho, Christina Hui, Rachel Hung (President), Sophia Ko, Madeleine Lennox, Vicky Li, Paige Louie, Brenda Roman, Lauren Tan (Vice President), Katie Wang, Kaitlyn Wu (Treasurer), Joyce Xu (Secretary), and Wenya Zhang. The club’s faculty advisor is Megan Cashman, art teacher.