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World Cancer Day Art Unveiling

Public unveiling of massive community art print for World Cancer Day on Brown’s Island

February 4th, 12-3PM Brown’s Island

 Art on Wheels, a Richmond nonprofit that brings comprehensive art programming to local communities with limited access to the arts, will be unveiling Impressions of Courage, a 733’ long print honoring people affected by cancer, created in September 2016. This will be the first time the print is on display for public view. The collagraph honors a total of 207 people who have or had cancer. It represents survivors, those who are currently battling, and loved ones lost. Honorees represent all ages and many forms of cancer. Join us to see the world record print in its entirety and learn about how it was created.

WHAT: Public unveiling of Impressions of Courage, a massive community art print honoring people affected by cancer. Each printed outfit, with the honoree’s name underneath will be on display for the afternoon. The massive community art print measures 7' 6" x 733'.

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 12-3PM. This event is weather permitting. In the event of rain it will be cancelled.

WHERE: Brown’s Island, S 7th St, Richmond, VA 23219

WHO: Hosted by Art on Wheels

About the Project: Presented by Massey Cancer Center, Art on Wheels teamed up with Studio23 to create a world record setting collagraph that honors people affected by cancer. To do this we asked people to honor someone by submitting an outfit that represented them. The outfits were turned into printing plates and during an event in September 2016, each outfit was laid out on the street, inked up by a team of volunteers, and printed onto one long piece of fabric using a steamroller. Learn more about the project by watching the video or visiting the Impressions of Courage website. Learn more about collagraphs here

For more information and images, contact Art on Wheels:  Andrea Orlosky at (804) 467-4485 or    

Earlier Event: February 3
Richmond Justice Exhibit Opening
Later Event: February 6
Environmental Film Festival