Art exhibitions show cancer journey for patients, families and care providers
Two art exhibitions that examine cancer from the perspectives of those living with it and those working with it will open later this month in the Loft at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design.
The “Art” of Living” exhibition opens on Sunday, August 16 from 2-4pm The “Art” of Living “ is a program that engages patients of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in collaboration with local artists who create art works that depict the cancer experience. Works in the upcoming show include sculpture, pottery, painting, photography, books and horticultural displays. A new addition to this year’s exhibit is art pieces created by a family caregiver of someone with cancer. This is the fourth year for the “Art” of Living “ program. It will be on display at the Centre until September 3.
The “Art” of Awareness “ exhibition will also be showing from August 16 - September 3, 2015 in the Loft, but will have its celebration and artists’ talks on Saturday, August 22 from 2-4pm The “Art” of Awareness” exhibition which follows the same format as the “Art” of Living”, except artists work with the Cancer Centre’s staff instead of its patients to provide a different perspective of the cancer journey. This is the first year for the “Art” of Awareness” program.
Local artists involved with both projects include David Stephens, Onni Nordman, Kenny Boone, Lloyd Morrison, Janice Morrison, Nancy McLean, Catherine Moir, John Ratchford, Bailey Oake, John Murray, Nancy Chiasson, Marilyn Kalbhen, Virginia Donovan and Carla McAfee.
Both the “Art” of Living “ and the “Art” of Awareness” programs were made possible through funding from the Central Cape Breton, East Cape Breton and Northside the Lakes Community Health Boards and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.
For more information, contact Catherine Moir at 902-577-9645.