Art studio honours child’s memory with fundraiser

NANAIMO - Splatter painting event raising money for to purchase a central monitor for the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

4Cats Art Studio in Lantzville hosts workshops this summer to help a family raise money to buy equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Jesse Shanahan was born prematurely and spent nine weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital. She died May 31 at just six weeks old.

In honour of Jesse’s memory, her parents Sheri and Mike, and big sister Marlee, are fundraising to buy a central monitor. The Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation agreed to match any donations the family can raise.

On Aug. 16-17, fundraising workshops include splatter painting, Van Gogh-inspired flowers, and Paul Klee-inspired cats.

4Cats Arts Studio Nanaimo is located at 1-7221 Lantzville Rd.

For more information and registration, please visit or call 250-933-2424.