Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital to host Fine Art Show and Sale on Kiawah Island, SC – July 10, 2015


The public is invited to attend the “Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital Fine Art Annual,” a free art show and sale to be held at the oceanfront Sandcastle Community Center at 1 Shipwatch Road, Kiawah Island, on Friday, July 10th, 2015 from 3pm-8pm.

A portion of this event’s proceeds will help build the new Children’s Hospital and Women’s Pavilion at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

The one-day event will feature the original works of nine well known Charleston artists: Jennifer Black, Susan Colwell, Laura Lloyd Fontaine, Mary Edna Fraser, Karen Hewitt Hagan, Kevin LePrince, Tina Mayland, Tate Nation and Karen Weihs. It will include many diverse styles including batiks on silk, oils on Venetian plaster, Expressionistic acrylics and Impressionistic and Abstract oils, some on gold leaf. Photographer Jack Alterman will also be there with his new book “My City Charleston”.

The show will kick off with a sneak peek and artist demonstrations from 3pm-5pm, followed by a reception with libations and light appetizers from 5pm-8pm.

Tate Nation and Karen Hewitt Hagan will be doing a “Dueling Demo” at 4pm.

Although they will be painting from the same photograph, their paintings promise to be wildly different (Tate/Expressionism with acrylics and Karen/Impressionism in oil on gold leaf). This is an excellent chance to see the works as they are being created and learn about the artists’ inspiration. These paintings will be available for sale at the show also. Other artists will be demonstrating throughout the event.

More than 100 small, large and over-sized original paintings also will be on display and for sale at this event.

The new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Women’s Pavilion is set to open its doors in 2019 and requires $50 million in philanthropic funding.

It will combine an advanced, future-proof design with a patient-centered environment that empowers doctors, nurses and families to create a compassionate, innovative community of care. Darius Rucker and his wife, Beth, are the honorary co-chairs of the fundraising campaign to help build the new hospital. To learn more about the campaign, please visit (

A demonstration schedule, directions to the event, and a preview page for art pre-sales may be viewed at ( Please call Tricia Cordina at 843/814-9430 for more information about the event.

For directions call the Kiawah Gate at 843/768-5566. Gate passes will be available at the Main Gate at Kiawah by telling the attendant that you are going to the Art Show at the Sandcastle.

Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital is a volunteer organization of men and women formed in the fall of 2009 by a group of 11 women. These women each had different relationship or experience with the Children’s Hospital, but they shared one thing in common…a passion for healthy families. They visualized a “grassroots” organization that, through advocacy and fundraising, has built a group that looks to what the future can bring – more friends, more fundraising events, more hospital exposure, more community partnerships, more sponsors, more dollars raised, more healthy children and families.


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