International Art Exhibit Honoring Cancer Patients Comes To Beebe Medical Center
Beebe Medical Center is proud to announce that the international art exhibit Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Woman's Cancer Journey, will be on display for public view Saturday, November 10, at the Tunnell Cancer Center, at the Beebe Health Campus in Rehoboth Beach.
These 50 works of art made their debut in 2004 at the Royal College of Art in London, England. The exhibit later began its international tour in 2005. Eli Lilly and Company conceived this exhibit as a way to honor the women whose lives have been changed by cancer. It also was designed to raise awareness of the benefits of art therapy as a powerful therapeutic tool as women express their emotional voices in coping with cancer.
Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Woman's Cancer Journey began in London as a competition. More than 400 pieces of art from 23 countries were entered. The competition was open to cancer survivors, family members, friends, caregivers, healthcare professionals and art students. Artwork was accepted in one of six media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal and photography. Winners were selected for how effectively they portrayed a woman's cancer journey. In lieu of monetary awards, monetary contributions were made to the charities of the winners' choices.
"We are thrilled to have this exhibit here at Tunnell Cancer Center to share with our community," says Cherrie Rich, Director of Oncology Services at Beebe Medical Center.
The exhibit will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The exhibit is free but donations would be accepted to the Cancer Patient Special Needs Fund. Tunnell Cancer Center is located on John J. Williams Highway, (Route 24), about one mile west of the intersection with Route 1. For more information on the exhibit, go to the Eli Lilly and Company website www.lillyoncology.com and click on Site Map.
Caption: First Prize: Best of Exhibition, On Hearing the News (La Noticia), by Catalina Aroch, Fugellie. This painting is from the Eli Lilly and Company website www.lillyoncology.com
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