Dancing with the Phoenix presents healing attitudes about cancer. The phoenix is a mythological bird who rises whole and reborn from its own ashes. It symbolizes the inner renewal we receive when we face a devastating event by opening to a greater experience of Life. For the artists in this show, a cancer diagnosis was such an event. In this beautiful and inspiring exhibit of more than 100 pieces of their artwork and poetry, they share their healing journeys and empowering lessons learned.
Partial exhibits of the Dancing with the Phoenix collection have graced important events, such as the Sonoma County Breast Cancer Symposium 2005, 2006, and 2007.
The most recent full exhibit was:
January 6 - February 6, 2005
Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Sebastopol, CA
Sponsored by: Riley Street Art Supply, Bolmar Arts, and
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Cancer Library.
For an article about this exhibit click here.
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If you are a cancer survivor with art you want to submit for a future exhibit of Dancing with the Phoenix, let us know here.
If you are interested in hosting a full or partial exhibit, email or phone the director, Martia Nelson, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 823-4403.