Art show offers teens creative outlets

Photography by Justin Veneman

Imagination and creativity melded with self-expression as St. Jude patients showcased their talents October 2 during the 11th annual Teen Art Show.

This year’s event encouraged patients to create artistic snapshots that represent who they are and what their lives are like at St. Jude. Organized by the St. Jude Child Life Program, the show included patients' representations of their journeys through painting, sketches, photos, music, poems and even baking.

Families and staff members gathered to hear patients share the personal meaning behind their individual works. More than 50 pieces were unveiled at this year's show. The artwork will be displayed throughout the year in the hospital’s Teen Art Gallery.