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Art Revives & Thrives
Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Suggested donation $25 available online at gvgb.co/artrevives
Treat yourself while supporting a good cause! Just minutes from downtown Ithaca you can take in the gorgeous view overlooking Cayuga Lake as you sip beverages, taste light foods, mingle, and then enjoy an afternoon of dance, music & visual art.
Local modern dance choreographers, dancers & musicians donating their artistry include Amy Bush, Jeanne Goddard, Liz Herman, Michelle Ilke, Karen Koyanagi, Risa Lieberwitz, Steve Stull, and Lesley Tillotson, all under the direction of Steven Stull & Jeanne Goddard (they have generously donated their production expertise as well as the space for the event.) Master quilter Aafka Steenhuis will display her exquisite quilts in the studio.
For more information contact Lesley Tillotson
How it all come to be:
Lesley Tillotson approached the Cancer Resource Center (CRC) with the idea of local artists and friends performing to raise funds for CRC. Executive Director Bob Riter remarks “The Cancer Resource Center is delighted to be the recipient of donations from the Art Beyond Cancer event. Ithaca is such a creative community and artists, like everyone, are affected by cancer. Partnerships like this further our work and extend our connection to all members of our community.”
Two participants have experienced cancer themselves. Quilter Aafka Steinhuis experienced lobular breast cancer six years ago and Lesley Tillotson is living and thriving with kidney cancer. Tillotson believes “that almost everyone knows someone who has had cancer, or, unfortunately, has it themselves. The Art Revives & Thrives event came from the idea that even when you have cancer, or are caring for someone with cancer, art can take you beyond focusing on the disease. Art can rejuvenate you and give you joy. And that is what it’s all about – leaning towards joy.”
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