Leadership Putnam is teaming up with the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation for an Upper Cumberland Community Art Contest.
Leadership Putnam is a group of community leaders that try to actively participate in the community through various service projects. Director of Invasive Cardiovascular Services and Leadership Putnam Group Leader Mitchell Stonecipher said that they wanted to do a project that will appeal to a diverse age group. He said that they’ve reached out to school systems in the area in hopes of receiving local art for the OB department.
“The goal is to beautify the department and we’re looking for artwork that would bright, cheerful, and uplifting,” Stonecipher said.
Stonecipher said that the art would also be turned into soundproof panels to help absorb the noise in the department. Director of Women’s Services Rebecca Kojak said that as of now the department is very neutral. She said that they are looking for art that can reach both children and parents.
“When you have kids coming in, families being grown and formed in our department we really wanted something that was going to brighten it up and kind of really hit that family-centered environment that we’re looking for,” Kojak said.
CRMC Charitable Foundation Executive Director John Bell said that they would select 10 pieces from submissions by the younger age group in the community. He said that they wanted to involve kids from the area so that it can truly be a community project and let kids have a say.
Bell said that artwork can be of any medium. He said that the only thing people have to do is take a high-resolution photograph to submit that can be imprinted onto the sound panels.
Bell said that the deadline to submit is the end of February. He said that the 10 winners who are selected will also receive a $50 prize.