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The Walter Art Gallery Presents Powerful Exhibit of Cancer Masks "From Darkness to Light"

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - EntSun -- The Walter Art Gallery is honored to present "From Darkness to Light," an exhibit of cancer treatment radiation masks transformed into artistic sculptures of courage, determination, and beauty. Each custom-mesh mask was molded to the face of a cancer patient for use during radiation treatment of the head and neck. These masks, which held the patients' heads and bodies still for treatment, have been reworked by local artists and made into symbols of resolve and endurance in the face of adversity. There is a Wonder Woman mask, a Harvest Warrior mask, and masks which honor prayer, the act of "pushing through," light, and the path of healing. Each mask honors an individual's great effort to heal their body and every mask also honors the challenges faced by all cancer patients.

The exhibit was organized by the Cancer Support Community of Arizona, a local non-profit which provides free services to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. Services include support groups, social activities, mind/body therapies, nutritional counseling, and educational seminars among others. Photos of the masks and information about the artists and patients who inspired them can be found at https://cscaz.org/radiationmaskartexhibit.

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"From Darkness to Light" will open on January 21, 6:30-9pm with a virtual reception on the Walter Art Gallery facebook page. It will run through February 18, and a closing reception (tbd). Guests are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing. In addition, we are happy to host small groups and individuals to visit the gallery by appointment contact Gallery@thewalterhive.org. For more information about The Walter Art Gallery visit http://www.walter-art.com and on our Facebook page. The Walter Art Gallery is located at 6425 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

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