An Inspirational Art Exhibit of Memorial Medical Center’s Complementary Therapy Art Program

"Time Spins On," Mixed Media Complementary Therapy Art Group project.

“Time Spins On,” Mixed Media Complementary Therapy Art Group project.

Each piece in this show was created by the participants in Memorial Medical Center’s Complementary Therapy Art Program. These survivors and caregivers have produced art in an atmosphere that fosters community and acceptance. In this setting they are free to create images, experiment with media and develop skill. This exhibit reveals their zeal for life, their passion for expression and their emerging talent. Here they are free to become artists.

The remarkable results of this art program cannot really be measured, for they encompass not only the art we see; they include deep human connections shared by those whose cancer journeys intersect in the studio. They include the dignity of personal achievement and the welcome discovery of hidden ability.

This show demonstrates the pleasure of finding meaning in suffering and creating beauty in the struggle. These works are proof that through creativity, the destructive and ominous presence of cancer has been transformed through image, color and texture.

"A Day in the Woods" Acrylic by Lori Shutler

“A Day in the Woods” Acrylic by Lori Shutler

"Making Time," Acrylic, Complementary Therapy Art Group project

“Making Time,” Acrylic, Complementary Therapy Art Group project

"The Protector" Mixed Media Mask by Margo Souza.

“The Protector” Mixed Media Mask by Margo Souza.