The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center is a student-run, pro-bono clinic that works to provide underinsured and uninsured children with occupational therapy services.
Their annual art show will showcase artwork made by children who are receiving occupational therapy services at the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center. Additionally, each piece will be up for auction in order to support the clinic’s ongoing efforts.
This pro-bono clinic has partnered with The Artist Commons to make this event a reality this year. Together, the RKS center and TAC will present Memphians with a very unique auction and art show:
- When: May 8 from 4:30 to 6:30pm
- Where: RKS Therapy Center, on the 4th floor of the Boling Center (711 Jefferson Ave)
- Admission is free
- Guests are encouraged to bid on the pieces at the clinic
The clinic is named after late, University of Tennessee Health and Science Center and occupational therapy student Rachel Kay Stevens, who died suddenly after starting her OT training. The clinic memorializes her legacy by providing free, student-led services. The center is run and staffed, under the direct supervision of faculty, by OT student-volunteers.
This year’s event is themed, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” In addition, it will feature over 75 pieces for auction or sale.
Ultimately, all proceeds go back to the center. In turn, that will provide developmental screenings, evaluations occupational therapy treatment and education. In addition, students are also encouraged to perform outreach initiatives to help the lives of children and families in the Memphis area.
Grant funds provided by the Memphis Medical District Collaborative will be used to promote the event, pay for canvases and event refreshments.
- Photo: Rachel Kay Stevens Center Facebook