Oncology On Canvas Art Exhibit on Display at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

By Holland Doran

This biennial art competition invites people from the United States and Puerto Rico diagnosed with any type of cancer — as well as their families, friends, caregivers and health care providers — to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give meaning to their cancer journey. Themes explored in the art collection range from fear and hope to loss and survival.

Since it began in 2004, Oncology on Canvas has received more than 4,100 entries, with more to be added from this year’s competition. Winners of the 2014 competition will be announced in October.

The traveling exhibit, featuring reproductions of the original art and narratives written by each entrant, tours hospitals, cancer centers and cancer advocacy group events nationwide.

Lilly Oncology On Canvas is presented by Lilly Oncology in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. For information about the exhibit and competition, visit www.LillyOncologyOnCanvas.com.



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