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May Curated Exhibition

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - May 26 @ 6:00 pm

HealthAlliance Oncology
Support Program

“Handwriting on the Wall” 

Curated by Lucy Barbera PHD

Experiences with Cancer through memoir and poetry both spoken and performed.

above photograph: “Eponina” by Cherise Isis

Members of the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program and others affected by cancer will share their experiences with cancer through art, memoir and poetry at ASK throughout the month of May. “Handwriting on the Wall” features artwork, writing and readings curated by Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., LCAT, of The Creative Art Therapy Studio in Kingston.


Four readings (including several other writers) will be held and light refreshments will be served at ASK from 6 – 8 p.m.  on the following dates:
Saturday, May 5
Saturday, May 12
Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 26

The Oncology Support Program is dedicated to supporting people living with cancer, and it offers innovative programming (including creative arts groups), education and comprehensive psycho-social support. For the past several years, those affected by cancer have supported each other in two memoir writing workshops. The Thursday group is facilitated by Abigail Thomas (author of A Three Dog Life, Safekeeping, Thinking About Memoir, What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir, and other books) and meets from 3 – 5:30 p.m. The Friday group is facilitated by Ann Hutton (writer for Ulster Publishing, Chronogram and other local publications) and meets from 2 – 4 p.m. Both groups meet at Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston. One of Thomas’ oncology support program writing groups published a book, Holding On, Letting Go, a few years ago.

Artists included in the exhibition:

Josephine Bloodgood

Jenny Lee Fowler

Juliet Harrison

Charise Isis

Elise Lark

Ujjala Schwartz

Karen Shogren

Phyllis Silvers

Susan Togut

Susan York

Dara Young

Kathleen Caroll Walsh


Memoir Readers:

Al Konigsburg

Meredith Hughes

Diane Golden Peterson

Linda LeGendre

Josette Lee

Alexandra Geiger

Melissa Wood

Ann Hutton

Susan York

Jan Demuth

Craig Mawhirt

George Graham

Annie LaBarge

Susan Quillin

Thomas Tuthill

Phyllis Silvers

Dean Lavin

Blaze Aardman

Juliet Harrison

Abigail Thomas

Erica Chase-Salerno

Lucy Barbera

Susan Togut

Kathleen Carroll Walsh

Craig Mawhirt

Elise Lark




May 5 @ 1:00 pm
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
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Arts Society of Kingston
97 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401 United States