SmARTer Through Art

KID smART celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2014, and its annual “Cocktails for KID smART” honored founders Allison Stewart and Campbell “Hutch” Hutchinson; former Board Chairmen Melanee Usdin, Don Massey and R. Campbell Hutchinson; and current Board Chairman Celeste Coco-Ewing. Caroline Calhoun and Stephanie Huger served as Co-Chairs of the Event.

Raine Bedsole was Featured Artist at the event and also was celebrating a recent notable exhibit at Callan Contemporary Gallery. Sponsors and Patrons of the event received a special edition, signed and numbered giclée of Bedsole’s work “Blue Coral.”

Perfect autumn weather meant that French doors were opened to the wrap-around porches of the Hugers’ home. Caroline Calhoun and Pam Dongieux had filled the home with roses from Calhoun’s garden. The arrangement for the buffet table in the dining room featured ranunculus and seasonal fall foliage setting off magnificent roses; smaller arrangements of roses and ranunculus graced almost every table.

Guests were encouraged to get in the KID smART spirit by participating in hands-on arts activities led by KID smART teaching artists in Huger’s ceramics studio.

Almost 200 guests feasted on edibles from Joel Catering and Special Events and enjoyed cocktails with spirits provided by The Sazarac Company. David Pulphus and Friends provided the music.

Cocktails for KID smART raised 115 percent of its goal, gaining over $100,000 to support the agency’s mission to engage children in dynamic, creative and rigorous learning through the arts.


What: “Cocktails for KID smART”
When: Thursday, November 6
Where: Home of Stephanie and Jim Huger


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