SHEPHERDSTOWN - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has invited The Bodice Project, a local non-profit organization, to be part of its national conference in Chicago in April 2018. Exhibiting at the AACR conference will afford more than twenty-one thousand cancer researchers and lay public the opportunity to view and experience the transformative nature of The Bodice Project sculptures.
The Bodice Project was the brain-child of Shepherdstown artist/activist Cynthia Fraula-Hahn. Fraula-Hahn felt that women and men undergoing mastectomies needed a pathway to accepting and even celebrating their bodies in the aftermath of cancer. Impassioned with this idea, Fraula-Hahn and other local artists partnered with breast cancer survivors to tell their stories in three dimensional works of art.
Since its inception in 2014, the mission of The Bodice Project has gained wide recognition and support throughout the region. Dr. Mary J.C.Hendrix, President of Shepherd University and a nationally recognized cancer researcher, has acknowledged the exhibition’s beauty, message and importance during exhibits at Shepherd University.
Please join a celebration featuring local bands, hors d'oeuvres, and refreshments on October 21, from 7 to 10 pm, at the Shepherdstown Community Club (102 East German Street). There is NO COVER for this event!
To learn more about The Bodice Project, or to donate and help
make possible the exhibit’s important journey to Chicago,
please visit www.TheBodiceProject.org , facebook.com/TheBodiceProject, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bodice Project installs a mini exhibit in support of the 2017 Identity Crisis Fundraiser
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 email@example.com. The exhibit will be open Oct. 28: 5-7pm, Oct 29: 1-4pm, and Oct 30: 1-4pm.
The Bodice Project will have a booth at the Shepherdstown Street Fest! The Shepherdstown Street fest will feature arts, crafts, fashion, food and beer vendors, as well as free live music! Stop in and see us! Learn about The Bodice Project and become a volunteer or supporter!
BODICES FOR GODDESSES
Hagerstown Community College will feature the mixed media art exhibit Bodices for Goddesses at the Kepler Gallery from October 5th through the 30th. In conjunction with the fifth IDENTITY CRISIS, 2014, an annual fundraiser in Shepherdstown, WV, the Bodices for Goddesses project was conceived by artist Cynthia Fraula-Hahn and began this year. Fraula-Hahn used plaster embedded gauze to wrap the torsos of local women, several of whom have had mastectomies. These plaster works were then enhanced with paintings and other "beautifications".