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Students' Art on Display at Condell

Five Libertyville School District 70 students unveiled their art during a reception Wednesday.

The hallway leading to ’s gift shop just got a little more colorful.

The hospital unveiled five new pieces of art that were created by students. A brief reception was held for the students and their families Wednesday.

Superintendent Guy Schumacher said the concept of displaying student art at the hospital came up about a year ago.

"It becomes something beautiful and something to present," said Schumacher, adding that he is proud of the teachers and parents who instilled in the students a love of art. "We're extraordinarily grateful for this long-term relationship."

The students whose art is on display include Rebecca Garcia-Stam, Elle Imm, Mia Bertaud, Natalie Smith and Jack Nicholson. They all were excited to unveil their art at Condell.

"A lot of people get to see it," said Smith, 10, a student at .

Bertaud, who attends , said she worked on her colored-pencil creation for a week, using a picture from the Internet as inspiration. Nicholson's watercolor painting of flowers was a "five-minute painting," he said. Nicholson, 10, attends .

"We thank the students for their talent and their artwork," said David Cemate, director of operations for Condell.

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