Painting Workshops at Cancer Centre

20/07/2010

Nevin Bossart, artist from Lombardi Cancer Centre’s Arts and Humanities Programme, Washington DC will be leading workshops in acrylic painting for patients, relatives and staff in the foyer of Cancer Centre and Bridgewater Suite, Belfast City Hospital from Monday 26th – Thursday 29th July 2010.

Nevin Bossart, artist from Lombardi Cancer Centre’s Arts and Humanities Programme, Washington DC will be leading workshops in acrylic painting for patients, relatives and staff in the foyer of Cancer Centre and Bridgewater Suite, Belfast City Hospital from Monday 26th – Thursday 29th July 2010.

He will be offering beginners guided instruction about painting his signature sunflowers on canvas. The pieces completed during the workshops will add to the mural currently displayed in Macmillan Support and Information Centre that was created during his last visit in July 2009.

No previous experience of painting is required, as Nevin teaches a simple four step process that those waiting can do quickly. Everyone is welcome!


Art exhibition

An exhibition of the artwork completed during the workshops will be displayed in the Art Gallery (Ground floor, Belfast City Hospital Tower).

There will be an official opening of the exhibition by Geoff Hill (Co-Director, Specialist Services) at 2pm on Friday July 30th 2010.


About Nevin Bossart

Nevin Bossart is an artist and accomplished chef. He leads workshops in painting at Lombardi Cancer Center. Nevin also caters caregiver events, providing a variety of nutritious meals. His acrylic paintings have been on exhibit and are included in Lombardi's permanent collection.

Having been a patient himself; Nevin was treated for cancer when he was 54, he can share his own experience.

“Cancer brings loss to people” he explained to a group of staff members. “But we also gain from it. I discovered many things that I would not have otherwise done or known about myself".

This is Nevin's fourth visit to Cancer Centre. He first came to paint in 2007 and has formed strong links and friendships with Macmillan Support and Information Centre at Belfast City Hospital.

For more information go to Lombardi’s Arts and Humanities Program “Celebrating Life through the Arts”