Living Proof Exhibit provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to people impacted by cancer


  • Creative sessions

  • Exhibitions of survivor artwork

  • Art-to-go projects

  • Virtual museum tours with individuals in treatment centers

Get ready to join us on Thursday, August 19.

This year's Flourish--a virtual event that will fill you with hope, lift your spirits and calm your mind.

Flourish will include a garden tour, amazing artwork, an outstanding carryout meal from FoodAffair Bistro, and an online auction.

Create and Share Joy​

Take a break from the world's worries and color a picture created from cancer survivor art. Color in honor or memory of a loved one touched by cancer and then share on our Facebook page. 

Living Proof Exhibit's Response to COVID-19


In this time of uncertainty, Living Proof Exhibit continues to find creative ways to offer the therapeutic benefits of art to those impacted by cancer while embracing our core strengths of compassion, hope and community.

Executive Director Pamela Crouch shares how you and your loved ones can join us.

As we practice social distancing, our Creative Sessions are not meeting in person; however we plan to continue providing you with a variety of ideas to keep your hands busy so your mind and heart can calm. 

In the News

Living Proof featured on Living Local


Executive Director Pamela Crouch discusses Living Proof Exhibit and the healing power of the arts to help people touched by cancer find hope, support and healing.

The Figge and Living Proof Exhibit
are offering free virtual tours.

Tours are available to patients undergoing treatment at the Cancer Care Institute located in the Genesis Medical Center West Campus. Thanks to BeamPro technology, patients use a laptop to move Genie the Figge robot through the museum galleries to view on their screen what the robot sees at the Figge. 

To find out more about Genie and virtual tours, call the Figge Art Museum at 563.326.7804.


Kay Irelan

In my art, I’m drawn to nature and growing things. As I move beyond my cancer experience, I think about how it may have influenced my life as an artist. I had just retired from my job when I was diagnosed with Stage 1, triple-positive, invasive ductal carcinoma. Therefore, I had the good fortune to be able to rest and take care of myself with as little stress as possible while I healed. This afforded me much time for reflection and daydreaming, important components in art-making. And then I got better. I now have the time and energy to make art, and the desire to share it. It’s my contribution I can offer the world.

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Winter Garden

Ron Weinberg

My cancer journey has opened my eyes to appreciate life and all of its majestic beauty. I enjoy using the camera as a tool to help me focus on aspects of life that can often be overlooked. I see the beauty in all of God’s creation. When I look through the lens, my creative eye captures those very special moments in time. They say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I hope my photographs reflect just that.

Koi Fish