Does NOT occur on Sunday
March 01, 2019 - March 30, 2019
  • Stifel Fine Arts Center
    1330 National Road Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm/Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Free Admission

The Art of Healing exhibition explores the therapeutic power of the creative process to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their loved ones.

Through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and written word, artists chronicle their journeys from a variety of perspectives and offer powerful, visual portrayals of the emotional impact associated with a physical illness. The exhibition evokes a better understanding of the everyday challenges of those affected by cancer, honors the lives and memories of those fighting the disease and illustrates how art provides a sense of healing, belonging and relating in situations filled with uncertainty.

The exhibit includes:

  • Narrative Medicine panels by award-winning creative writer and West Virginia University assistant professor Renée K. Nicholson
  • A collection of drawings of the late Lacie Wallace, created by the Stifel Fine Arts Center’s figure drawing group as she battled cancer
  • Photographs from internationally recognized photographer’s Angelo Merendino documentary “The Battle We Didn’t Choose – My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer”
  • The Bodice Project – a collection of uplifting and sensitive torso sculptures
  • Photographer and Flashes of Hope contributor Keith Berr
  • Unique paintings of microscopically deconstructed cancer cells by Angela Canada Hopkins
  • Powerful and abstract paintings by Shawn Thornton; done while battling cancer of the pineal gland

The Art of Healing is on display through April 19. The Stifel Fine Arts Center is open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday. Admission is free.

Sponsored by The Health PlanWVU Medicine and United Bank with additional support provided by the Home Support Foundation.