Breast Cancer’s Impact on Display in Gardner-Webb Exhibit

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Written by Jill Blank, Communications Intern

Photography Highlights Disease’s Effects During Awareness Month

Photo by Wendy Palmer / "Edges of Light: Images of Breast Transformation"

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a photography and poetry exhibit and a discussion session at Gardner-Webb University will explore the disease’s impacts on people’s lives.

The exhibit, “Edges of Light: Images of Breast Transformation,” will highlight breast cancer awareness and the effects the disease can have on a woman. Photographs by Wendy Palmer will be on display in the Tucker Student Center Gallery from Oct. 14 through Nov. 7.  Each image features an accompanying poem by Dr. Kimberly Myers, who is the subject of the photos, a breast cancer survivor and a professor of humanities at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.

An opening reception for the exhibit is set for Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. in the Tucker Student Center. The reception will include several panel discussions about breast cancer health, healing and art.

Three panel discussions will begin at 4 p.m. and repeat at 5:15 p.m., including “Reduction of Risk, Diagnosis, and Treatment Navigation” in Faith Hall, “Coping and Spiritual Healing” in Hope Hall, and “Art and Literature” in Stewart Hall.  A discussion of personal perspectives with Palmer and Myers is set for 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

For more information about the exhibit and reception, contact the GWU School of Performing and Visual Arts at 704-406-4656.

Due to the subject matter of this exhibit, it may not be appropriate for all audiences.  Parental guidance is suggested.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them not only for professional success but for lives marked by empathy, compassion and a commitment to service on the broadest scale.