Making Strides in 2017: Open House

Creating Art at the Friends & Family Open House

Creating Art at the Friends & Family Open House

The FootsieStools are fulfilling their role as ambassadors, bringing smiles to those most in need. On a mission of mirth, these whimsical creations were on exhibit April 10 through April 20 at Swedish American Regional Cancer Center in Rockford. Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center at OSF/St. Anthony Medical Center also hosted a 10-day exhibit in May. And three FootsieStools visited graduates of Livestrong at the Y (an exercise program for cancer survivors) on graduation day in April. (See us on https://www.facebook.com/FootsieStools).

In March, I earned a certificate in “Healing with the Arts” through the University of Florida. Videos of this excellent (and free) on-line course played during the Open House for Expressive Artists on March 26. For more information or to enroll, go to www.coursera.org/learn/healingwith-the-arts.

Valerie Gibbons