October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Studio 112 and a half is offering a special show titled ‘Breast Cancer Warriors.' The show will open on Saturday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m., with an artist reception and a presentation about breast cancer from St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital.
The ‘Breast Cancer Warriors’ show will feature the art of Ellen Fausek, an eight year survivor, Bonnie Knippenberg, a two year survivor, and Gay Pasley, a registered nurse working in hospice care. Also featured will be the body paintings of other artists and people affected by breast cancer either directly or indirectly.
“We are honored to partner with St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital for our ‘Breast Cancer Warriors’ October Art show,” said Holly Gordon, Studio112 and a half Curator. “October will mark our one year anniversary and we decided to give back to the community that has given so much to us.”
Studio 112 and a half will be donating all commissions from any art sales during the month long show and seventy-five percent (75%) of the sales of special pendants and art cards designed specifically for the ‘Breast Cancer Warriors’ show to the Look Good Feel Better program that is offered by the Cancer Center at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital. The Look Good Feel Better program offers advice and tips from cosmetology professionals to help women in cancer treatment with cosmetic issues such as applying makeup, dealing with dry skin and discolored nails, choosing and caring for wigs, and learning how to tie scarves and turbans for an alternative to wigs.
“Choosing to dedicate our show to breast cancer awareness was not a difficult choice for my husband Douglas or I. We both have close friends who have fought the good fight, some have survived and some have not. We both realize that breast cancer is not particular in whom it chooses; it could affect you or I tomorrow. Being aware of the symptoms of the disease is step number one; family and community support is number two”, says Gordon.
“St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital is excited about the art show,” says Linda Brown, Vice President of Support Services, St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital. “This show is a unique opportunity to see the art that is created by these women who have been through the breast cancer journey. It will be a moving experience for all.”
For more information about the Breast Cancer Warriors art show, call 405-585-3032 or visit http://www.studio112andahalf.com
About Studio 112 and a half
Studio 112 and a half is a working art studio and gallery dedicated to providing display and working space to both established and emerging artists in Oklahoma and beyond. “We encourage local and Oklahoma wide artists to come and enjoy this little bit of creative space and be inspired to create their own Art whilst they’re here”, says Douglas Gordon.