October 20th-Opening Night Reception–Bodyscpes Drawing What Ails Us

Funder Toby Symington, Executive Director of the Lloyd Symington Foundation and Bodyscapes artist, Lori engage in dialogue about her poem, Decoction.

Funder Toby Symington, Executive Director of the Lloyd Symington Foundation and Bodyscapes artist, Lori engage in dialogue about her poem, Decoction.

Bodyscapes Artist Lori

Bodyscapes Artist Lori

Normalizing the cancer experience through a shift in identity, reducing isolation and increasing social interaction….it all happened that Thursday night. Cancer treatments and recovery do not always allow a person to resume normal activity. They can end up at home, unwell, and isolated from friends and community. The opening night reception was an event that many Bodyscapes artists were not going to miss.

Cancer treatments and recovery do not always allow a person to resume normal activity. They can end up at home, unwell, and isolated from friends and community. The opening night reception was an event that many Bodyscapes artists were not going to miss.

The Bodyscapes Drawing What Ails Us art exhibition opened Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at The Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Oakland, California. The in-house reception provided an outlet for Bodyscapes artists,  members of the WCRC community, to share through verbal and visual artistic expressions their cancer stories. In attendance were their families, WCRC staff and supporters of The Red & Orange House Foundation who may not have access to the WCRC in-house gallery. A total of 35-40 people attended. The exhibition will run until December 15th. The duration of the exhibition will allow many WCRC members when attending support group meetings held in the gallery space to view the artworks.

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