Popodicon Exhibition

October 27, 2016 The Bodice Project has been invited by Women For Shepherd University, which is sponsored by Shepherd University Foundation Board, to exhibit at Popidicon, the traditional Shepherd University president's residence. The reception is October 27: 7-9pm. Please rsvp if possible by Oct. 21 to mpeterso@shepherd.edu. The exhibit will be open Oct. 28: 5-7pm, Oct 29: 1-4pm, and Oct 30: 1-4pm.  

The Bodice Project is committed to reaching out to new communities of breast cancer patients and survivors, as well as artists, in order to expand the scope of the show. Because of the impact of the Popodicon Exhibit, and at the recommendation of Mary Hendrix, President of Shepherd University, we were invited to exhibit at the American Association For Cancer Research (AACR) conference in Chicago in April of 2018. In order to do this we need to build pedestals and containers, rent vans for travel and storage facilities to house the art works, as well as cover the numerous expenses incured in moving and mounting the exhibit. The project is using a fiscal sponsor with non-profit status to accept tax deductible donations. We would like to invite those of you who are impressed by the show or personally touched by the concept, and its expressive healing work, to donate what you can to our Fractured Atlas campaign to help us share this experience with other communities and breast cancer survivors. Thank you so much for your consideration!

The goal of The Bodice Project is to aid in the emotional healing of those women and men facing the challenges of breast cancer and to open the eyes and hearts of others. It is a project that brings together artists, breast cancer survivors, patients and the public in a unique and meaningful way. Artists from the Mid-Atlantic area have created torso sculptures, some of actual women and men who have undergone mastectomies or reconstructive surgery. When presented to the public these beautiful works evoke a range of emotion, from empathy to solace.

Kathryn Stella