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The Artist's Studio, East Tennessee Children's Hospital
The Artist’s Studio is a permanent "Lightcourt” installation at the East TN Children’s Hospital where everything inside is 2 times the size they normally are....the adult seeing this is made to feel as though they are seeing a real studio through the eyes of a small child…and is meant to inspire all who see it to paint, draw, make things and imagine anything…packets of art supplies are placed outside the viewing window to ask “What would you paint on the (blank) canvas?” Participants can use the materials to create anything they wish, photograph it with their cell phone, and post their creation on the ETCH FaceBook page. They are immediately entered in a quarterly contest to win $100 in art supplies.



Healing Garden, East Tennessee Children's Hospital
The Children's Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee knows children need more than medicine to get well. They know that the environment can speed the healing process. Above all, they know that kids just want to be kids. In 2015, Marga Hayes McBride completeda major art installation in the new courtyard. The area is adjacent to the Hematology/Oncology clinic, and is surrounded on three sides by inpatient rooms.

The new courtyard was built with kids in mind. The colorful designs lets patients' imaginations run wild. An esthetically pleasing environment allows parents an outdoor space to enjoy, and since the area can be seen by many of the patient rooms, it is a focal point and beacon of hope for all who visit Children's Hospital.




For more information on how you can be a part of Marga's project, contact the Children's Hospital's Development Department at (865) 541-8172 or email cmlong@etch.com.
Knoxville Convention Center Collection
The "Windows on to East Tennessee" is a four-part piece depicting the four seasons experienced in our beautiful part of the state. It is part of the permanent collection of the City of Knoxville that is housed in the Knoxville Convention Center, at World's Fair Park in downtown. The piece is a mixed media work of oil painting, wood, and glazed ceramic and was featured on The Home & Garden Network in its inception at my studio.