Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope

to Open at the Figge Art Museum

Davenport, Iowa (September 5, 2018) – Living Proof Exhibit will present its annual exhibition of cancer survivor art from September 6–December 9 at the Figge Art Museum’s Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery on the second floor.

The exhibition, "A Visualization of Hope," features more than 50 pieces of art created by cancer survivors in the Tri-State area, many of whom will be in attendance at the opening reception, which is free and open to the public at the Figge from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on September 6.

​"This year's exhibition includes a wider variety of mediums than ever before," said Pamela Crouch, executive director of Living Proof Exhibit. "Our incredibly talented artists show that there are no boundaries when it comes to expressing the feelings experienced during the cancer journey."

​Living Proof Exhibit will also present two programs associated with the exhibition. These programs, to be held at the Figge, are free and open to anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Ryan Collins, executive director of the Midwest Writing Center, will lead a writing session from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 13 in which participants will use the artwork in the exhibition as inspiration, and art therapist Dana Keaton will lead a session of meditation and creative painting from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 25. Registration is required for these programs. 

​"A Visualization of Hope" is sponsored by ABC Lymphedema Clinic, Forever Me Cancer Specialty Boutique, and The Singh Group.

Companion Events:

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk
Thursday, September 6
5:30 p.m. Reception / 6:30 p.m. Gallery Talk
Free Admission
Linda Wastyn, board president of Living Proof Exhibit, will provide a welcome. Pamela Crouch, executive director of Living Proof Exhibit, will introduce the artists present and speak about the exhibition and its importance to contributing artists, cancer survivors and the Quad-City community.

Exhibition Program

6 p.m. Thursday, September 13


Ryan Collins, author and executive director of the Midwest Writing Center, will lead a writing activity in response to Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope. Anyone from the community who has been impacted by cancer is invited to participate. The first 100 attendees will receive a journal.

Creative Sessions: Explore Art

6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 25
Instructor: Dana Keeton
Free; all materials provided

Join us for an evening of writing, wine, remembrance and celebration for all who have been touched by cancer, including survivors, families, friends and caregivers. 

About the Figge Art Museum:

The Figge Art Museum is located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Happy Hour Menu starting at 4 p.m. each Thursday. The Figge Café is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit

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