Coming in May: Art Sanctuary’s 2017 Celebration of Black Arts Festival!
Presentation based on Wilhelmina's self-published a book: A Feeling of Fullness: Insights of a Divinely Guided Journey Beyond Breast Cancer. The book chronicles the journey from the nearly-missed diagnosis of Stage II-A breast cancer at age 37, through her present day life as an artist/author/health awareness advocate. The book is also filled with color photographs of visual art which relates to the topic of early detection, advocacy and survivorship.
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wilhelmina Grant is a native New Yorker and Harlem resident. Wilhelmina creates collages and assemblages using mixed-media and found objects which she repurposes into visual art. Wilhelmina has mounted 17 solo exhibitions in Harlem, Texas and Alaska, and participated in 36 group exhibitions at numerous venues throughout New York. Her artistic accomplishments include assignments as artist-in-residence at The Ralph Lauren Cancer Center and at The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare wherein she uses the arts to nurture the creativity of cancer patients, their families and staff in a healthcare setting at a city-run hospital. She also provides weekly arts projects at two local senior centers.
Wilhelmina is a two-time survivor of breast cancer who accidentally discovered a lump by in 1994, but almost went undiagnosed due to unconcern and misinformation on the part of the initial medical practitioner. She is the founder of SISTAAH, Inc. (Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art and Advocacy for Health), a non-profit organization which combines art with wellness advocacy. SISTAAH encourages and facilitates access to the early detection of cancer by connecting medically underserved people to no-cost screening services.