‘Oncology on Canvas’ Art Exhibit Coming to Avera St. Luke’s May 30-31
The first day of a cancer diagnosis begins one of life's most profound journeys. The Lilly Oncology on Canvas art competition and exhibition provides everyone affected by cancer with the opportunity to express life-affirming changes that give that journey meaning and to share their cancer journey through art.
Winning artwork from this unique traveling art competition is coming to Aberdeen. The free public exhibit, which is touring nationwide, showcases select pieces of art from the 2010 Oncology on Canvas competition. The art reproductions will be on display May 30-31 in Aberdeen in Avera St. Luke’s Hospital’s southeast lobby (use door #3), at Conklin Regional Cancer Center and at Avera St. Luke’s Cancer Care Center. On June 1, the display will move to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at the Holum Expo building on the Brown County Fairgrounds in Aberdeen. The local exhibit is made possible by the participation of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.
Lilly Oncology On Canvas is presented by Lilly USA, LLC, a pharmaceutical company committed to delivering innovative solutions that improve the care of people living with cancer, in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey biennial art competition and exhibition was developed by Lilly in 2004 as a way to honor those who are impacted by cancer — as a patient, caregiver, friend or family member. Prizes awarded to winners consist of contributions made to their cancer-related charities of choice.
Themes explored in more than 600 entries submitted to the 2010 competition ranged from hope, to fear, to the loss of individualism, to the support of family and friends, to the memory of those lost, to the perseverance of those who survive.