Promising Silver Knight winner


I commend the Miami Herald on its selection of Kaley Schwartz, a student at the New World School of the Arts, as a 2014 Silver Knight recipient. Her accomplishments are truly remarkable. Late last year, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival learned of her passion of helping to bring a touch of joy to parents whose children were undergoing treatment in the Miami Children’s Hospital’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and immediately wanted to offer its support.

The Arts Festival invited her to showcase the hand-drawn portraits of babies in the Cardiac Unit at its gallery and helped organize her fundraiser in February. The exhibition and sale of student art work enabled her to donate more than $3,000 to the funding of needed materials.

It’s especially gratifying for our Arts Festival to showcase talented artists, and in some cases bring new and exciting art and artists to our community. However, it is not often you find a jewel like Kaley, who is driven to help others. We are proud to have played an instrumental role in a project of this caliber and to have been a small, but significant, contributor to the future of this outstanding young lady.

Monty Trainer, president,

Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami

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