Victory Center fourth annual art show set

The Victory Center will present its fourth annual TVC Cancer Survivor Art Show on Friday, Jan. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. This free show will be held at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B, Toledo, Ohio.

All types and varieties of art expression are included in this event, from fine art to folk art and crafts. Many of the cancer survivor artists will be present to share the stories behind their artwork. Pieces range from contemplative to joyful and inspirational.

The cancer journey is a time of great emotional and mental stress, along with the physical hardships sometimes encountered with treatment. Art expression is one of the ways that people cope with the extraordinary changes they have gone through in their lives. Since art expression is an individual process, the scope of the collection includes a wide variety, with items such as glass mosaic, jewelry, knitting, collage and various paint mediums.

The Victory Center hosts a free art therapy program for area cancer patients and survivors. The program, Healthy Spirit Art Therapy, is led by local art therapist Areka Foster. Art show pieces may have been created during the Healthy Spirit Art Therapy program, or by individual survivors working independently at home.

Call 419/531-7600 for more information or to RSVP. Drop-ins are also welcome.