Art student Matthew Lambert creates mural for Children's Hospital of MI...

Dearborn, Jan. 30;, Mar. 22

"Edsel Ford Graduate's Art Installation Spreads Hope to Sick Children"

by Molly Tippen

Matthew Lambert’s vision of a mural created entirely by young patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan provided an artistic outlet during a challenging time. Made up of 132 small tiles individually painted by patients, the mural was installed Jan. 18 at the hospital. For Lambert, the road to creating the mural began when he was looking for a service project at Wayne State University, where he’s majoring in both art and psychology. Arts Service Learning courses at Wayne are part of the community-based ArtCorps, which is modeled on the national Peace Corps, said Mame Jackson, a professor emerita of art history at Wayne that teaches the course, “Art in the Community: Art as a Social Practice.”