plans artistic birthday celebration
Children's Rehabilitation Center will celebrate its 43rd
birthday on Oct. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., with a reception and
exhibition of paintings by acclaimed local artist Kacey Carneal.
The event, to be held on the grounds of the center on Ivy
Road, is open to the public. Carneal has been named artist-in-residence
for KCRC thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor. Carneal,
a folk artist who lives in Gloucester, works in oil on wood
or canvas and uses frames that are extensions of her paintings.
Her work has been in juried shows in 52 cities, 23 states
and the Netherlands since she began her career in 1985. A
number of Carneal's colorful community scenes provide daily
inspiration to patients on U.Va. hospital's pediatrics floor,
as well as at the KCRC.