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Caring Thru Color: Amateur Art Evening to Benefit Palliative and Supportive Care at Children’s of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM (Oct. 17, 2013) – Move over Monet - new artists will be emerging and the public is invited to enjoy a night of fun, fellowship and sharing artistic expression - all for a great cause.

The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Children's Bradley Lecture Center (1600 6th Ave. S). Complimentary parking is available in the 5th Avenue parking deck (1600 5th Ave. S). The combination of multiple designs options and individual instructors make this experience truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Caring Thru Color allows adults to explore their artistic side as they learn how to create a beautiful masterpiece. Step-by-step instructions are used to help all, from a beginner to a seasoned artist.

Tickets are $30 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Palliative and Supportive Care program at Children's. Guests will take home their painting at the conclusion of the evening and hors d'oeuvres are included, but participants are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages.

VSA Alabama, an affiliate organization of VSA and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, will be providing the instruction as well as visual arts activities and music therapy demonstrations.

The Palliative and Supportive Care program at Children's of Alabama has a team of specialty-trained medical staff that provides comfort care for children and their families with advanced, life threatening or life-limiting illnesses. Palliative Care is about optimizing living despite the presence of a life limiting or life threatening condition.

For more information on Caring Thru Color, or to register, go to or contact Emily Bridges at 205-638-9014 or

About VSA Alabama:

VSA Alabama is a 24-year-old statewide, non-profit serving children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses through the arts. VSA Alabama serves more than 4000 people in community, educational, and healthcare settings through art/music therapy, visual arts, drama, creative writing, drumming/rhythm, and creative programming.

About Children's of Alabama:

Children's of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children's from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children's is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children's hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at