hope chest, it’s what’s inside

In celebration of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, Hope Chest, a collaborative traveling sculpture exhibit about hope and the stories of genetic cancers will open at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center on September 28th with a special reception. The exhibit is created by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) local Outreach Coordinator, Rachel Householder. 

I dropped into the studio this morning to see the work and took a few shots. It’s a beautifully strong grouping with lots of presence… the artists who painted the work and the women whose casts they were, both.

Here are some of the completed Hope Chest pieces, painted by local AZ artists.
Note: artist name appears above the work. Some shots include front, back or additional side shots. I’ll update with two more.

Rachel Householder/ Mother and Daughter Hope Chest’s
Karolina Sussland
Kate Timmerman
Gene Sander (above, only male painter in the artist grouping)
Denise Yaghmourian
Ida Katherine Graver
Carolyn Lavender
Monica Aissa Martinez
Lisa Marie Sipe

Sandi Long

Grand Opening:
Virginia Piper Cancer Center
10460 N. 92nd Street (1st Floor)
Scottsdale, AZ
Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00pm – October 7 at 9:00pm

For more info visit FORCE website or contact Rachel 

3 thoughts on “hope chest, it’s what’s inside

  1. Beautiful work. Thanks to Rachael for all she has done and a special thanks to the artists for giving of themselves to create such beautiful pieces.

  2. Pingback: FORCE | Monica Aissa Martinez

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