Founder/Artist Valerie Gibbons with two new fans of the FootsieStools at Terrace Senior Apartments in Rockford.

Founder/Artist Valerie Gibbons with two new fans of the FootsieStools at Terrace Senior Apartments in Rockford.

Our Past Hosts

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(HOSTS IN ROCKFORD, IL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)

  • A Ministry of Restoration, Sole Collage, January 2019

  • Horseflower’s Creative Hotspot, Holiday Exhibit 2018

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Northern IL), Speaker Program and Sole Collage, November 2018

  • JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace, ArtScene, Fall 2018

  • Rockford Area Arts Council, Shumway Market Gallery, June-July 2018

  • SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, Survivor Day, June 2018 and Sole Collage, September 2018

  • Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center, Sole Collage Lunch & Learn, May 2018

  • Terrace Senior Apartments Craft Show, April 2018

  • Katie's Cup, ArtScene, Fall 2017/Spring 2018

  • Siena on Brendenwood Independent Living, Exhibit and Speaker Program, January 2018

  • Highview in the Woodlands, Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care, Speaker Program, November 2017 (Rockton, IL)

  • Art as Therapy Event, Speaker Program, YMCA of Rock River Valley, October 2017

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Katie’s Cup, and Swedish American Regional Cancer Center, ArtScene, Fall 2017

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Speaker Program, October 2017

  • YMCA Senior Ladies, Speaker Program, September 2017

  • Wisconsin Blood Cancer Conference, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, September 2017 (Milwaukee)

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Shelter Care Ministries, Jubilee Center Art Kitchen, September 2017

  • Generations Credit Union – Blood Cancer Awareness Month, September 2017

  • Hamilton Sundstrand Association Picnic, July 2017

  • SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, 2017

  • Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center – OSF/St. Anthony Medical Center, 2017

  • Livestrong at the YMCA Graduation, 2017

  • Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network Symposium, 2016 (Chicago)

  • ArtScene – Midtown District 2015 - 2016

  • Livestrong Benefit Exhibit, “Art by People Affected by Cancer,” State Street Gallery, ArtScene, Fall 2014

  • Womanspace-Rockford (various)

  • Art Studio Open Houses (ongoing)

Of all the exhibits we’ve had, this one engaged people the most. Visitors spent time looking at them, and yes, they laughed and smiled.
— SHARON NESBITT-DAVIS, (PAST) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ROCKFORD AREA ARTS COUNCIL
We got off to a rough start this morning in our house, but this (sole collage) has been a perfect end to the day.
— Lisa, NAMI-Northern Illinois
Very cool!
— Brooke, 11, sole collage participant
Visitors (at ArtScene) loved them!
— LINDA CASTREE, MANAGER, JUSTGOODS
Thank you for visiting Art Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Your art stools were sensational and an inspiration for all of us.
— GEORGIANNE, VOLUNTEER ARTIST, SHELTER CARE MINISTRIES
Thanks for lifting our patients’ spirits and giving us all something to smile about!
— SWEDISHAMERICAN REGIONAL CANCER CENTER (ON FACEBOOK)