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Hospital displays seniors' art

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Albany-area seniors are displaying their art in Valdosta.

The SOWEGA Council on Aging has offered art classes to seniors for 17 years.

18 of their artists have their work on display at Smith Northview Hospital in Valdosta through September first. The art is for sale.

The proceeds go to the Annette Howell Turner Center for the arts and to the artists themselves. The hospital's Assistant Director says the exhibit creates awareness for the art community.

"There's some great stories from some of these people," said Chuck Roberts, Assistant Director. "One lady in particular came and hugged and just said how thankful she was and how much art saved her life."

Smith Northview Hospital has rotating displays of art throughout the year. In December and January, the hospital showcases art for elementary students in Valdosta and Lowndes County.

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