LOS ANGELES--An exhibit featuring works by five women artists who
have lived with cancer was displayed in conjunction with the 1998
Oncology Nursing Society and ASCO meetings.
Novartis Oncology sponsored the exhibit, entitled Medicine Cures the
Body, Art Heals the Spirit, along with The Creative Center for Women
With Cancer, a New York-based nonprofit organization founded on a
belief in the healing power of creative activity. The exhibit is part
of Novartis Living With Cancer initiative, which provides
support to cancer patients, their families, and friends.
The artists include Lise Poirier (Figure1);
photographer Susan B. Markisz; Robin Glazer, art director for The
Creative Center; Susan Shatter, whose work is on display at the Art
Institute of Chicago and other museums; and sculptor Leonda Finke (Figure