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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Hygienic issues artist call for "In the Pink," breast cancer awareness art show

Hygienic Art
83 Bank St., P.O. Box 417, New London, (860) 443-8001
Artist call for In the Pink: A Celebration of Women's Strength, Beauty, and Healing
Receiving Dates: Sun., Sept. 13, 2009, 12—3 p.m.
Opening Reception: Wed., Sept. 16, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Pick up Date: Sun., Oct. 11, 2—5 p.m.
Contact: Laurel Holmes (860) 442-0733;

Press release

A call to artists to participate in a show of works that express the breast cancer experience and the healing process from the point of view of survivors or that of friends and family. We welcome all to this celebration to begin Breast Cancer Awareness Month and enjoy the Hygienic Art Galleries and Art Park.

Artists may submit one piece. All media welcome. All works must be suitably framed with wires and ready for hanging. No clips or saw tooth hangers. All metal frames must have hangers and wire. Work submitted must not exceed 72" in either direction. Sculpture must be easily transportable on stairwell and no more than 50 pounds. All work must remain for the duration of the show. Hygienic assumes no liability for damage, loss or theft of submitted work. All artists are responsible for insuring their own work. Hygienic will retain 30% of sales and collect 6% CT state sales tax. Hygienic will not be responsible for unclaimed work.

For the third consecutive year, the Hygienic Art Galleries and the Breast Health Task Force of Southeastern Connecticut are coming together to present an art show on the breast cancer experience and the healing process. The show, titled In the Pink: A Celebration of Women's Strength, Beauty, and Healing, opens on Wed. Sept. 16, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, and runs through Oct. 10.

This year, The Hygienic Art Galleries will donate their portion of any sales of art in the show to the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, a comprehensive screening program for medically underserved women.

Over the years, it has been the Breast Health Task Force's goal that local communities and their leaders become increasingly active in promoting the importance of breast health and early detection of breast cancer. In recent years, local libraries have joined the effort understanding the importance of continuing to repeat the message that early detection can help to reduce breast cancer mortality.

Municipal leaders from 10 area communities have been invited including: East Lyme, City of Groton, Town of Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington, and Waterford. The area legislative delegation has also been invited.

The Breast Health Task Force is a collaboration between many organizations including Ledge Light Health District, local health care providers, the Naval Base Health Center, and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. It seeks to coordinate breast health education activities throughout southeastern Connecticut. This event is made possible by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


Anonymous Jack said...

Perhaps this will give you artists out there some extra inspiration -- -- a short video about one very special woman's "aha moment" that led her to walk around the world for the cause. Literally. It's a wonderful story, and it's about a lot more than breast cancer.

Best of luck,

8:37 PM


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