Hospital with Heart
Karen always enjoys working with local communities and hospitals to create art pieces that will encourage and inspire on a larger scale. Recently, she connected with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They wanted to create a sculpture celebrating babies, children and families to highlight a plaque area recognizing contributors to their Better Beginnings Fund, which benefits those served by the Unit.
A Playground with Pizzazz
For several years, Karen has been in touch with the creators of Boundless Playgrounds, barrier-free playgrounds where children, with and without disabilities, can play and learn. They had approached Karen about helping with a playground design for South Windsor. The playground, called "My Friend's Place" was completed this past month. A gate, built by Karen's friend Tim the Welder and incorporating Karen's plasma-cut design, provides the entrance to the colorful and exciting new playground.