Local art has made its way from artists’ homes and into the lobbies and reception areas of Johnston Medical Centers in Smithfield and Clayton. Art has the ability to soothe and to aid the healing process, and we’re proud to be able to showcase the artistic talent right here in Johnston County.
Sandra Wagnon Honeycutt was born in the old Smithfield Hospital, which predated Johnston Memorial Hospital, and, in 2009, was renamed Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield. The daughter of a Methodist minister, Honeycutt grew up all over the beautiful state of North Carolina.
Studying at North Carolina State University, Meredith College and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Honeycutt found herself drawn to the economic, social and academic needs of children. For most of her career, she worked with non-profits that focused on those prevalent issues.
Honeycutt didn’t begin painting until later in life, but a style– down home feeling with contemporary flair– came quickly. Today, Honeycutt paints in the small workshop behind her home in Four Oaks.
This piece, titled Larry, Curly and Moe, hangs in one of the registration offices in the new lobby of Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield.