|CANCER & TREATMENTS FOR CANCER CENTER PATIENTS PREVENTION & RISK ASSESSMENT CLINICAL TRIALS & RESEARCH LIVING WITH CANCER|
I have (or had) cancer and I feel . . .
September through December, 2011"When words are not enough we turn to image and symbol to speak for us."
About the ShowReceiving a diagnosis of cancer brings with it a wide range of feelings. For most people that hear "you have cancer", physical, emotional, and spiritual changes occur as they sort through and cope with decisions, treatments, test results, losses, and financial burden. Often times, through the process of living with cancer, comes self-awareness, insight, and renewal.
Everyone experiences cancer differently. Visual art allows the maker to express their experience by creating a picture of what they feel using image and metaphor. The resulting works create images, shapes, and colors to let the viewer "see" someone's experience of cancer.
Written works, such as poetry, give voice to the experience in ways that evoke feelings and understanding from the reader and release to the writer.
This exhibit will provide a glimpse into the many physical, emotional, and/or spiritual feelings that occur in a person that has - or had - cancer. It will offer understanding, awareness, insights, and hope. The result is a lasting picture for the maker and the viewer.
The Artists are:
The Voices Art Gallery is offered by the Cancer Center Art Therapy Program and is made possible by gifts to the Helen and Sonya Fund and the Cancer Center Art Therapy Program. Program supplies are generously supported by the Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Fund.
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