Published on July 29, 2010

Baptist Foundation to Host Charity Art Auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation will host its annual Art of Caring benefit to support the Baptist Trinity Hospice House and the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a new venue, The Clark Opera Memphis Center, located at 6745 Wolf River Parkway.

The reception and silent art auction, hosted by David Perry Smith Gallery and curated by Julie Spear, will feature original work specially created for this year's event. The event will highlight  Memphis Masters artist Dan Oppenheimer, as well as other local artists.

For the second year, Baptist is partnering with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to co-promote Art of Caring and the Brooks fundraising event  Avant-Garde Party 2010. Avant-Garde Party takes place on Saturday, Aug. 21, and those who attend will receive complimentary tickets to Art of Caring.

Proceeds from Art of Caring support the construction and upkeep of the Baptist Trinity Hospice House, a 24-bed residential hospice scheduled to open this fall on the campus of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. The Hospice House will be the first of its kind in the area.

Proceeds will also benefit the Baptist Trinity Center for Good Grief, which will move from its current location to the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, a new facility that will be built adjacent to the hospice house. All services now available at the Baptist Trinity Center for Good Grief will move to the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief. The center provides comprehensive and free bereavement services to families in the Mid-South area and grief camp programs for children, teens and adults.

The event is open to the community, and tickets are $20 per person.

To purchase tickets or for more information about Art of Caring, please call 901-227-7123 or e-mail jay.atkinson@bmhcc.org.

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