…collage and poetry? Our new Spring Art Exhibit!
From now through June 24th you are invited to view a spectacular art exhibit on display at Cancer Lifeline’s Dorothy O’Brien Center. As you enter the center’s lobby, you are immediately surrounded by an astonishingly vibrant and moving exhibit of visual and written art. Members of the Northwest Collage Society were invited to adopt poetry written by participants of Cancer Lifeline’s writers group (Writing For the Moment) and interpret those poems visually. The call and response of poetry and collage speaks volumes of loss, pain, the comfort and love of friends and loved ones, and ultimately the resilience of the human spirit in the face of life threatening challenge.
A tour of this exhibit is a perfect way to celebrate Cancer Lifeline’s 40th Anniversary. Since we first inaugurated site-based programs at the Dorothy O’Brien Center, Creative Expression has been a mainstay of the free classes offered. Some are drawn to writing, some to collage, or painting, some to nature crafts. All are offered by trained facilitators to add coping tools the tool box to help people navigate the seas of cancer.
“I first came to Cancer Lifeline when a relative was living with ovarian cancer. The writing class promised a safe and supportive venue where I could express my fears and concerns without burdening other family members,” a writing group participant said. “It made me better able to support my family and friends with cancer in their healing process.”
The Dorothy O’Brien Center is located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood, at 6522 Fremont Avenue North. The center is open 9 to 5 Monday through Fridays, and Saturdays by appointment. Please call 206-297-2100 for more information on this exhibit.