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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

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Living Proof Exhibit presents our 2022 exhibition at the

Figge Art Museum, on display September 10, 2022 – January 1, 2023.  

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. 

Our Creative Sessions are available to both in-person and virtual participants. No matter where you are, our sessions can help you keep your hands busy so your mind and heart can calm. 

In the News

Living Proof featured on Living Local


Executive Director Jordan Kirkbride and Karkinos' composer Dr. Jacob Bancks discuss their collaboration with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and the world premiere of Living Proof Exhibit Opera: Karkinos.

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.


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.

Marla Andich

Creativity and healing are inseparable in the lives of artists. Whether you are a cancer survivor or surviving the fear and anguish of the world’s ills, art can help you heal. Art just makes you feel better, physically, emotionally and spiritually. 


My breast cancer journey began in 2000. I completed my treatment in the summer of 2001. Making wearable art has given me a way of expressing style. I get inspiration from art pieces, fashion and nature. I derive enjoyment from wearing my pieces and giving them to others. 

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