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CANCER SURVIVORS REMEMBER PAIN, HEALING THROUGH ART
Artists retrace emotions raised during treatment
2005 - The San Francisco Chronicle
Dawn Yun, Special to The Chronicle
Friday, February 4, 2005


"Dancing with the Phoenix" features 100 pieces of art and is one of the largest exhibitions of cancer survivors' art in the country, according to Martia Nelson, curator of the show at Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol.

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BRUSHING AWAY THE FEAR, PAIN
CANCER PATIENTS SAY ART IS 'NATURAL CHEMOTHERAPY'
2003 - The San Francisco Chronicle
M.V. Wood, Special to The Chronicle
January 24, 2003


At first, the idea of participating in a painting group filled Toni Winter with tension.

There was that overwhelming feeling of having to produce an artwork that could somehow convey all the emotions and thoughts spinning inside her since she was diagnosed with breast cancer a month earlier.

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PAINTINGS OF FEAR, HOPE, JOY AND HEALING
2003 - The Press Democrat
DEBRA D. BASS
January 26, 2003

When the Friday morning painting class convened at Martia Nelson's home, the group was in search of relief, not inspiration.

``It's not about painting a pretty picture. It's about healing through art,'' said Vicki Garcia, who was diagnosed with cancer in October 2001.

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