Each year, the parents of more than 17,000 children age 0-19 in the U.S. will hear the words “your child has cancer.” Across all ages, ethnic groups, and socio-economics, this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children. In the last 40 years, the overall survival rate for childhood cancer has increased from 10% to over 85% today, but for many more rare childhood cancers, the survival rate remains much lower. Furthermore, the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in nearly 20 years. There are approximately 483,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States. (from CureSearch.Org)
For over 30 years, CureSearch has been a driving force in children’s cancer research. Recognizing a broken system, growing obstacles and unmet need in pediatric cancer drug development, we’ve launched an innovative and unique strategy to address the urgent, critical need for new childhood cancer treatments.
Jane Reise from St. Louis, Missouri is a lot of things – a retired educator who loves spending time with her grandchildren, a leader at her local community garden, and an avid hiker who enjoys the great outdoors. In fact, she’s a three-year veteran of the Tecumseh Trail Ultimate Hike. In her spare time, she practices yoga and even dabbles in a variety of crafty endeavors.It was her love of hiking and being crafty that inspired her to create a CHAIRity silent auction, which supports CureSearch’s efforts to find a cure for all children diagnosed with cancer.
Thank you for fighting to change the odds for kids with cancer.-Jane
Jane's online fund raising site: www.hiketocurekidsSTL.com (look for Jane Reise)
CureSearch for Children's Cancer/Ultimate Hike Donations
PO Box 45781
Baltimore MD 21297
This is my first showing and my first artist statement. These pieces were created as part of a multi-media class. The prompt was to make a collage with just 3 pieces of material. I was somehow inspired to create houses - tiny houses. I made my houses from whatever 3 pieces I picked up first from my piles of cut paper and found materials. I did not reject any pieces, and worked with what I selected. Metaphorically, I worked with the ‘cards I was dealt’. As I worked, I kept discovering unique ways to build my houses.
Owning a home was always a huge goal for me. I saved for many years before purchasing a house. My dream would not have been realized without the support of my parents, so I am very fortunate. I know this is a huge dream for many people. A home provides security and stability. Therefore, I've asked my sister the sister to identify a Ferguson-based project that addresses homelessness, and proceeds from any sales (after shipping and support to GSAC) will go to that project.
I was born and raised on the West Side of Cleveland, Ohio. I remember always making things throughout my childhood - sewing dolls, coloring, drawing, etc. I wanted to be an artist when I grew up, but really didn’t have the guidance to figure out ‘how to be an artist’. I ended up being a German/Russian/ Elementary/ Middle School teacher. I used my creativity in my teaching, coming up with many ‘hands on’ projects like books and posters for students to show their learning. As I neared my retirement, my husband suggested ‘I get into my art’. So, I did. I began taking classes in life drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and mixed media. Recently, I have been submitting work to shows. Of all the genres, I find myself leaning toward collage and mixed media as a way of expressing my art. I appreciate the support of my sister, the sister - Sister Glynis Mary - in allowing me to participate in this online exhibit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many pieces of my art are born from a “what if” curiosity. I enjoy experimenting and trying new techniques. I draw inspiration from many sources and creating art in a series was not my intention, but I have found that as I fully explore a technique or return to familiar inspiration, one quilt leads to another.Creating is restorative, therapeutic and spiritual for me. It provides me an avenue to process my emotions as well as the world around me and gives me the opportunity to embrace the mantra, “Let Go and Let God”. There are few problems that can’t be solved by a few hours in my studio. I am grateful for the many artists and quilters who have inspired me and helped me on my journey as anartist. I have learned so much from so many. I have benefitted especially from my friends in the Flower Valley Quilt Guild, ArtFiber Saint Louis and the Missouri Fiber Artists.
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