WHO WE ARE
Living Proof Exhibit provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to people impacted by cancer
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU
Exhibitions of survivor artwork
Virtual museum tours with individuals in treatment centers
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.
In collaboration with Living Proof Exhibit, the QCSO has commissioned local composer and Augustana Professor Jacob Bancks to create a dramatic oratorio entitled Karkinos that will provide hope and celebration for those with cancer and all who love them. Inspired by direct conversations with people impacted by cancer, this emotional multi-media work featuring chamber orchestra, vocal soloists, and choir, depicts the story of a beautiful empress who is forced into battle with the unseen monster Karkinos the night before her coronation.
May 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Bartlett Performing Arts Center
$30 Adults each | $10 Students each
Join us for FREE creative sessions from papermaking to soap carving to drumming and more.
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.
WHAT'S UP WITH OUR ARTISTS?
I am a 24 year ovarian cancer survivor. My interest in knitting was enhanced during my chemotherapy as a distraction. I was seeing beautiful handiwork come together from the stitches and colors. Each stitch to me represented various journeys in life and how we can make it beautiful even during difficult circumstances. The final gift is the happiness I see in my family, friends, and community supporters. They enjoy the designs I create with knitting skills, weaving, felting, spinning, photography of my flower garden, and acrylic pouring. Difficult times will forever come and go but the beauty we create in seeing others enjoy our efforts will always be there.
As a child I was always drawing , coloring, painting, and creating. It was my thing.
As an adult life took over and my art was put aside. Married with 3 boys and a full time job there was just no time for my art although I squeezed in creativity when I could.
In 2008 cancer took over my life. Diagnosed with stage 3c melanoma I spent all of my time and energy doing everything I could to live. It came back 2 more times.
No longer able to work I found that I was bored and depressed. Then I found art again. Art gave me back my life. I am alive and I believe that’s what my art embodies. Joy, color, and above all life.