May 14, 2013
Anna’s Angels, a North Carolina-based non-profit that supports Down syndrome research at Duke Children’s Hospital, is pleased to announce its newest and most exciting event designed to showcase the art of individuals with special needs. Conscious Art will be held on November 9 from 6:30-10:30 pm at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, located at 420 South Tryon Street in Charlotte. The evening will include a gourmet dinner, entertainment, silent and live auction, raffle, and a display of magnificent artwork created by talented artists with special needs. The event is being organized by Anna’s Angels Foundation. Anna’s Angels Director Michelle Pfeiffer started Anna’s Angels with her husband, Andrew Merrills, following the birth of their second daughter, Anna, who has Down syndrome. For Pfeiffer, holding an Anna’s Angels event in Charlotte has been a longtime dream.
“We are thrilled to be holding our inaugural event in Charlotte in November,” said Pfeiffer. “We have wanted to grow Anna’s Angels, and the Mecklenburg area is a perfect community to help expand our efforts. A local Charlotte family that attends our annual Gala in Cary encouraged us to introduce Anna’s Angels to the Charlotte area. We are excited to be here and look forward to sharing Anna’s Angels with the community.”
In addition to expanding into the Charlotte market with Conscious Art, Anna’s Angels wants to bring awareness to the many talented artists with special needs.
“We know there are extraordinary artists with special needs who would love an opportunity to showcase their work” said Pfeiffer. “This will be their gallery to show the community their talents”.