Voices Art Gallery: Current Show
Native American Tradition Fiber Art by Suzanne Cross
On display: July through September, 2016
From Suzanne Cross:
I am fortunate to be an Ovarian Cancer survivor for more than 30 years. My artwork relates to the healing process with an American Indian cultural influence. As a youth I was taught by the Elders of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe to create artwork only when in a positive frame of mind. Crafting each items allowed me to begin healing by bringing materials together to construct aesthetic and functional pieces. Each item in the exhibit is a marker of where I was during the healing process and provides an opportunity to acknowledge phases of the recovery process. The exhibit includes those who made a contribution to the healing of my mind, body, and spirit. It is my experience having cancer can produce the feeling of being alone. However, if one allows others to assist in the healing process, the realization is a feeling of support from others. Those who were compassionate during my battle with ovarian cancer are honored and included in the exhibit. As a survivor, I no longer pray for myself, I spend time giving thanks for family and friends, lessons from the Elders, or for special moments of kindness from others.
The Voices Art Gallery is located on level B1 of the Cancer Center Building.
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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 by the Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Fund.
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