Shannon and I are in a show that is having its reception tonight at the Lawrence Art Center called Healing Through the Arts. Please come to view the show from 5-7 pm tonight October 20th, 2007. We are working on pieces surround the events of our son Caden and his battle with Nueroblastoma cancer.
Healing Through the Arts IV: “Surviving and Thriving” Exhibition
Lawrence Arts Center
October 6-31, 2007
Reception, Saturday, October 20, 5-7 pm
Healing Through the Arts IV: “Surviving and Thriving” Exhibition –
- Art Exhibition: October 5-31
- Exhibition Reception: Saturday, October 20, 5:00-7:00pm
- Workshops with Christie Dobson and Libby Schmanke
For more information: Lawrence Arts Center , 940 New Hampshire , Lawrence , KS 66044 Contact: Candi Baker or Mary Devlin at (785)843-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Through the Arts 2007: Surviving and Thriving, a Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Project, is underway at The Lawrence Arts Center this month. This year’s events include an Art Exhibition October 5-31 with a reception Saturday, October 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 (Note: this date and time is new and an update to previously announced date and time) and two workshops with community groups.
The exhibition is open to artists who are cancer survivors and artists interested in the connections between art and healing. The work is displayed in the Lawrence Arts Center’s lobby and main floor hallway. This year’s 27 artists come from Baldwin City, Lawrence, LeCompton, Ozawkie, and Topeka, Kansas, as well as, Lee Summit, Mo.
Works included are by Zak Barnes, Amy Bertrand, Carolyn Berry, Crystal Jo Cunningham, Ann Dean, Laura Dalrymple, Cindy Daniels, Erlene Flowers, D. W. Gates, Roxann Graber, Steven Graber, Doug Guess, Johanna Hanks, Dick Herpich , Debbie McGee, Brigid Murphy, George Paley, Joyce Schild, Libby Schmanke, Leonard Schneider, Tony Silvestri, Dawn Tallchief , Elinor Tourtellot, D White, Darin White , Shannon White , and Carolyn Young . Mediums include watercolor, oil, acrylic, digital images, fabric, collage, photography, ceramics and sculpture. Most works are accompanied by an artist statement discussing the work and usually the connection from their lives with healing. This powerful and moving exhibition will continue until October 31 with a reception October 20 from 5:00 -7:00pm honoring the artists.
Additionally, two encouraging and inspiring workshops are being presented to special community groups this month as part of Healing through the Arts. Christie Dobson, MA, in theater and drama therapy, will present Healing Circle through Drama therapy workshop to care-givers and survivors here at the Lawrence Arts Center . Libby Schmanke, MA, board-certified art therapist, state certified substance abuse counselor and owner of Art and Insight, a private art therapy practice, will present a workshop in Healing and Artmaking to Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support group. Inquiries about these workshops should be directed to Candi Baker, email@example.com.
Special Thanks this year goes to 100 Good Women and Women Speak for their generous donation in support of this project. “Thanks for making good things happen in our community and beyond.”
Contact me with any questions.