LIFE’S “BEAUTIFUL WORRIES” TO BE SHOWCASED
AT LOCAL ART EVENT BENEFITING MAKE-A-WISH®
Special exhibition hosted by Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A. on Saturday, August 29
Tampa, Fla. (July 21, 2015) - Local personal injury law firm, Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A. knows that an accident is a big thing to worry about. Health concerns, insurance claims, and unexpected issues only add to the other “little things” life can present. The creative concept, which mirrors the challenges experienced by families whose children are facing life-threatening medical conditions, served as inspiration for an art exhibition that will help raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at District 3 in downtown Tampa on Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m.
In June, members of the local arts community were invited to submit pieces that celebrate life’s “Beautiful Worries.” The design intent is to embody the many little worries that we all have – like “Do I drink too much caffeine?” or “Did I remember to close the garage door this morning?” The custom pieces will recognize these little worries, and then illustrate them beautifully with any interpretation from the artists. Contributing artists include Conrad Garner, as well as a commissioned piece specially created for the event by Joshua Pearson and Jay Giroux.
“We are honored to partner with the local art community to showcase their work, and assist in granting the wish of a child,” said Marcus Fernandez, Associate at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A.. “I am a passionate advocate for Make-A-Wish and continue to be inspired by their dedication to grant wishes that enhance the lives of the children they serve. If we can take away one worry and replace it with a beautiful one, we have accomplished what we set out to do.”
In addition to local artists, a small area of the exhibit will be dedicated to artwork crafted by children impacted by Make-A-Wish, and available for purchase. These personal masterpieces will be created by Wish Kids at an event being held at the Epicurean Hotel on Thursday, July 30 from 1-3 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from Wish Kid art will be donated to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.
The call to artists is currently open, and interested parties can visit the submission website for more information. Deadline for entries is July 31.
About Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A.
Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A. is a leading personal injury law firm with offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel and Plant City. For over 25 years, the firm’s team of civil trial lawyers has been dedicated to serving their clients’ best interests while protecting their constitutional rights.
About Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida
Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida serves 54 counties in Florida and is part of a national network of local Make-A-Wish chapters. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.cnfl.wish.org to learn more.
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