Art exhibit promotes breast cancer awareness

By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Manchester - posted Mon., Oct. 24, 2011
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The Manchester Art Association's “Paint the Ta Tas” exhibit is currently on display at Manchester Memorial Hospital. The exhibit promotes breast cancer awareness and celebrates those touched by cancer. Thirty-five plastic torsos, 10 of which are in the male form, were given to the artists to create their own message. Other art media, such as painting, photography and mixed media, are also included in the show.

For many of the artists, the exhibit represented an opportunity to share their own experiences with breast cancer or to honor others who have survived, or succumbed, to the disease. The artists are residents from Manchester as well as all the surrounding towns.

Many hospitals incorporate art exhibits into their facilities in recognition of the concept of art promoting healing. The exhibit is open to the public during normal hospital hours.

MAA will host a reception for the exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. The exhibit is located in the hallway near the main cafeteria. Several of the pieces are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life of Manchester.  The exhibit will remain on display through the end of the year.

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