Oct 29th 2021

Artoma: Recurrence, The Art of Cancer

@ Greenleaf Art Center

1806 W Greenleaf Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Friday, October 29th, at 6PM

On view through Tuesday, November 30th

“This (Artoma)was a substantive exhibition that, in
spite of its serious initial content, turned out to be
uplifting because of the artistic and educational
skill of these artists. It shows that even when art
is used as a therapeutic tool, it can also embrace
serious aesthetic goals and speak to us about the
larger issues of life.”
– Michel Segard, New Art Examiner,
April 9, 2020

Diagnosis of cancer is always a shock. While cancer is becoming a disease of the modern world, it can have devastating physical and emotional consequences that change one’s actions and attitudes forever. The artists in this exhibition have regarded cancer as a part of life’s path and allowed their cancer and treatment to guide their art for this exhibition. Using ancient and modern techniques and materials each artist offers their very personal interpretation and reaction to their experience. This aesthetic and emotional processing not only helps each artist to understand their situation and path but through viewing of the works others may find a way to understand the journey from crisis to wellness.


Niki Nolan, Melissa Potter, Eileen Powers, Nancy VanKanegan, Richare Zeid

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