FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cancer Survivor Art on Display at the Figge Beginning Saturday
Davenport, Iowa (September 6, 2022) –Living Proof Exhibit, a non-profit organization that provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to people impacted by cancer, will have an exhibition of artwork by cancer survivors on view at the Figge Art Museum starting Saturday, September 10.
Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope includes artwork by 22 cancer survivors living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities. The works on view consist of a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, paper mache, cold wax, watercolor, ceramic, acrylic, oil paintings and more.
"To see these works together and the story they tell about the hope and healing offered by the arts is exciting,” said Living Proof Executive Director Jordan Kirkbride. “Our partnership with the Figge provides a unique opportunity for cancer survivor artists and helps us introduce our mission to people throughout the Quad Cities. We are grateful for another chance to share this exhibition with the community.”
Sponsored by Genesis Health Systems, Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope will be on view through January 1, 2023, in the Figge’s Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery.
“It is tremendous to see so much incredible talent by these tenacious survivors who use their creativity to work through the difficulties they have endured,” said Studio School and Education Galleries Coordinator Brian Allen. “It’s really remarkable to see their work on display after all they have been through.”
About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is dedicated to bringing art and people together. Located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street, the Figge is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections and presents world-class exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and special events that attract visitors of all ages. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursdays; and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are not required, but can be made at www.figgeartmuseum.org or by calling 563-345-6632. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and to all on Thursday evenings. You can become a member for as little as $50 by visiting the Figge website. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.