The Library, Seraphim Studios, and The Breast Cancer Awareness Team (BCAT) will host an artists’ and survivors reception for the 15th Annual Pine Belt Flowers of Hope Project at the Library Galleries (329 Hardy Street) on Thursday, October 18 from 4:30 until 6 p.m.
Since 2004, stained glass artists in the Pine Belt area and various other states have created 8×8 stained glass panels to be given to randomly selected breast cancer survivors as part of the Flowers of Hope project. The survivors are identified by the Breast Cancer Awareness Team with is comprised of representatives from Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Merit Health Wesley, Pink! (The Pink Ribbon Fund), and other area breast cancer associations. All of the stained glass panels will be on display during the reception.
“Flowers of Hope is a unique program that allows participating artists to use their time and talent to bring light and caring into the lives of their neighbors. The stained glass art is always beautiful, and it’s such a special way to honor breast cancer survivors in our community,” said Dee Tatum, Seraphim Studios.
Light refreshments, provided by the Friends of the Library and BCAT, will be served during the reception. Artists who have created stained glass for the project, all area breast cancer survivors, and the general public are all invited to attend.
For more information about the Flowers of Hope project, visit seraphimglass.com/pink_ribbon. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, visit forrestgeneral.com/breastcancer.