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2013 Celebration of Life Art Exhibit Benefits Local Artists, Those Affected by Cancer

2013 Celebration of Life Art Exhibit Benefits Local Artists, Those Affected by Cancer

Community Invited to Submit Works for June Exhibit

MACON, GA (Wednesday, May 15, 2013) – The Cancer Life Center at The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) cordially invites the community to submit artwork for display in an exhibit dedicated to those who have been touched by cancer.

“The 2013 Celebration of Life Art Exhibit will demonstrate the curative forces of creativity and celebrate the courage of all those whose lives have been touched in some way by this disease. The exhibit serves as a visible way to honor those who have experienced cancer,” said Nancy White, RN, Director of Oncology Services at MCCG.

The 2013 Celebration of Life Art Exhibit will be displayed at the Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Avenue in Macon. Artists of all ages and skill levels wishing to express how their lives have been affected by cancer are welcome to participate. Submissions may be individual or collaborative, and the exhibit is open to all forms of art, ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and pottery, from knitting and quilting to writing and poetry. 

For complete details and to register, visit by Friday, May 31. Each artist may submit up to two entries, and there is no entry fee. Pieces will be displayed from June 7 until June 28.

An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, June 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants may register for the reception at or by calling (478) 633.4733.

“This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to showcase their talents. In addition, provisions will be made for artists to sell their work. No commission will be charged, but artists may wish to make a donation to the Cancer Life Center's Art Therapy Fund for the Infusion Center,” said White.

Patient receiving chemotherapy at MCCG's Infusion Center may participate in the Artist-In-Residence Program, a therapy program that helps cancer patients with the stress of diagnosis, treatment or recovery through artistic expression. Any patient receiving chemotherapy at the Infusion Center is eligible to participate in the program, and Artist-In-Residence Mary Parks instruct patients as they receive chemotherapy.. Participants in the program agree that the art lessons are therapeutic, and Infusion Center staff have noted that the classes lower patients' blood pressure.