The Portraits Project and the Illini 4000 are pleased to announce their Spring gallery event, taking place at [co][lab] in downtown Urbana! A collection of documentary style portraits from those who have experienced cancer will be on display in addition to community artwork.
The gallery will open with a reception on Friday, February 12th at 5 p.m. Several speakers will share their experiences with the Portraits Project starting at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The Illini 4000 hopes you will stop by to see and listen to their inspiring stories!
About the Portraits Project:
As cyclists with the Illini 4000 bike across the country, they conduct interviews with many incredible people whose lives have been affected by cancer. These interviews, or ‘Portraits,’ are conducted with cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and anyone else willing to share their story. These stories share insight into their heart-felt experiences as they gain new focus on family, friendships, and community. There is no agenda, and the interviews always begin with: “In your own words, tell us about your experience with cancer.”
Gallery Open Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays: 5-10 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Come witness these inspiring stories full of courage, sorrow, resilience, and hope collected from people across America.