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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:28

Davenport, Iowa (February 10, 2014) –  Living Proof Exhibit, which celebrates the creative spirit of cancer survivors, is seeking entries for its annual exhibit to be held from August 16 to October 26, 2014 in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

All cancer survivors or patients within a 150-mile radius of the Quad-Cities are eligible to submit up to five works for consideration. Entries must be received by April 22, 2014. Complete submission details are available at www.livingproofexhibit.org.

During the course of the exhibit, the Figge and Living Proof Exhibit will partner to offer programming that provides creative outlets for cancer patients and survivors. These programs will include art classes, while the theme of the September PechaKucha at the Figge is Celebrating Survivors.

“For the past four years, Living Proof Exhibit has been celebrating the creative spirit of the cancer survivor through our exhibits and art therapy classes,” said executive director Pamela Crouch. “We are thrilled to be able to showcase survivors’ artwork at the Figge.”

According to Tim Schiffer, executive director at the Figge, “the museum is always looking for distinctive ways to bring art and people together and this exhibition shows the impact that art can have in peoples’ daily lives.”

“Holding the exhibit in the community gallery at the Figge will offer residents of the Quad-Cities a greater opportunity to view these beautiful, expressive works of art,” added Living Proof Exhibit co-founder Mary Ellen Cunningham.

This exhibit is made possible by a grant from UnityPoint Health - Trinity. For information about art therapy classes or programming opportunities, please visit www.livingproofexhibit.org or call 309.781.6227.

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge

members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.

About Living Proof Exhibit

Living Proof Exhibit is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual exhibition of art by cancer survivors and patients and also provides free art therapy classes. The exhibit celebrates the spirit and creativity of these men and women as well as the therapeutic benefits of art. Co-founders Pamela Crouch and Mary Ellen Cunningham are both breast cancer survivors. They each found great power in photography during their treatment and wanted to share their experience with other cancer patients looking for strength, so Living Proof Exhibit was born. Visit www.livingproof.org for more information.

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