The traveling exhibit “Arts Express: Quick and True Renderings”
opens at St. Luke’s hospital September 1, with a public reception
Tuesday, September 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The exhibit features poetry, drawing and video collage by cancer survivors,
their caregivers and friends. Arts Express will be on display September
1 - 30 in the Main Lobby of St. Luke’s. The touring exhibit is returning
from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN, where it was part of
their Art & Wellness Weekend.
“Music and art are so healing to me,” writes Melody Daley in
her artist bio for the exhibit. “Art speaks to my soul and allows
my soul to speak.” The sketches, doodles and drafts on display were
made during arts workshops offered by the Duluth nonprofit Project Lulu.
Poet Sheila Packa, painter Elizabeth Kuth, dancer Lisa McKhann, and digital
artist Joellyn Rock led exercises in quick, bold art-making.
This traveling exhibit is made possible in part by a grant from the Community
Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Key
support comes from ARAC, CPL Images, UMD Stores and MMAD Lab, On the Rocks
Art Studio, MacRostie Art Center, and others.