Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GRU Cancer Center Living Walls art program kicks off Sept. 13

AUGUSTA, Ga. – An opening reception for the Living Walls exhibition, featuring nationally-recognized fantasy artist Roel Wielinga and sculptor Henry Richardson, is slated from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the GRU Cancer Center Clinical Facility, 1411 Laney Walker Blvd. The exhibition is part of the GRU Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine program and allows patients and area artists the opportunity to display their work.

In his most recent work, landscapes inhabited by brave warriors, terrifying dragons, and feats of courage chronicle Wielinga’s emotional cancer journey. His work will be accompanied by a photo essay and prints will be donated to the GRU Cancer Center.

Richardson, a patient, donor and long-time supporter of the GRU Cancer Center, has contributed his sculpture Possibilities to the exhibition. The abstract piece, built around geometric forms and shapes, also serves as the logo for his Possibilities organization, which raises funds for cancer research and treatment.

The GRU Cancer Center is a multi-disciplinary academic cancer center focused on both research and clinical treatment. Its patient-centered approach to treatment includes first-in-the-nation treatment protocols, an experimental therapeutics program that includes specialized clinics for Phase I trials and immunotherapy and a variety of ancillary programs – including music therapy and genetic counseling – designed with holistic healing in mind.

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