Exceeding all expectations, the art students of Ms. Nela Beyer, “Junior Artists of the Lowcountry,” raised a donation of $980 to go towards the Hope Haven/SEEWALL Child project. Children beamed and cameras flashed as the check was presented to members of the board of directors of SEEWALL Child.
Ms. Beyer said, “The children really enjoyed their gallery show (at 314 Charles St. on May 20), and the fact that some of what they earned would go to help other children. It was truly an inspiration to them.”
SEEWALL Child is a local nonprofit organization that installs interactive, multi-media, art-based units in centers for abused children, free of charge. Most recently, the group installed a unit at CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) in Beaufort County. At the end of June, a unit will also be installed in The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, which serves Charleston and surrounding counties.
Ms. Beyer’s junior artists’ sale of their colorful and imaginative work has given a tremendous send off to SEEWALL’s latest project: to install a unit at Hope Haven center for abused children and their sponsors, serving Beaufort and four other surrounding counties.
For more information about SEEWALL Child projects or to schedule a visit to the Studio on Coosaw Island, contact the nonprofit at firstname.lastname@example.org.