Blessing of the Fleet unveils new T-shirt art by local talent

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page, Councilmember Elton Carrier, long-time Blessing emcee Tom Crawford and Magwood family guests recently celebrated the unveiling of the 2014 Blessing of the Fleet art by local talent Kevin Curran at a reception hosted by the Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts and Pride Commission and East Cooper Medical Center.

The 2014 Blessing of the Fleet design features a trawler with a majestic sunset backdrop including the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor.

“We are so excited to feature Kevin's art on this year's t-shirt,” said Special Events Planner Nicole Harvey. “Kevin is an amazing artist and we are proud to have him as our 2014 Blessing of the Fleet Art Contest winner. He created a truly remarkable piece that does an incredible job capturing the beauty of our town and its heritage.”

Curran, a Mount Pleasant resident, grew up in a family full of artists and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His paintings and designs have graced the official Isle of Palms' 50th Anniversary poster, the Charleston County Courthouse Library, and the Firefly Vodka product line labels.

More information about Curran can be found at www.kevintheartist.com.

The t-shirt will be sold at the 27th Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at Memorial Waterfront Park.

The t-shirt is the exclusive design of the Blessing of the Fleet and will be offered for $20. Net proceeds will benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels and the Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society.

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