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Published on October 25, 2012

Cancer Journey Art Exhibit Comes to Cancer Center

Lilly Oncology On Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the physical and emotional experiences people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis, is at Cone Health Cancer Center through Nov. 5. The 25 works of art are on display in the Center which is at Wesley Long Hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Through art an individual can express his or her journey--the difficulty, the joy, the meaning, the beauty, the truth,” says Terry Moore-Painter, Chaplain, Cone Health Cancer Center. “The artwork in the exhibit tells the story of the cancer experience in a way that is life-affirming, honest, truthful and inspiring.”

Art is an integral part of the physical space of Cone Health Cancer Center. Earlier this year, more than 60 pieces of original art created by 26 North Carolina artists were added to the cancer center as part of its expansion.

Lilly Oncology on Canvas is a partnership between Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The partnership solicits art from people who have been diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers. An independent panel of judges selects the winners. A donation is made to the cancer charity of their choice and their art becomes part of the exhibit.

The pieces in this exhibit are from the 2010 Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition. They explore the fear, hope and loss that cancer patients and those around them experience. The works consist of paintings, photography and mixed media. The exhibit is free to the public.

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