Impressions of Courage

A World Record Honoring Those Affected By Cancer

Our Goal

We are teaming up with our good friends Studio Two Three to create the World’s Largest Collagraph- composed of clothing, which represents someone who fought cancer in our community. It is a special opportunity to honor someone in your life, giving thanks to the impact they made on YOU. 


Our connection to community driven art allowed us to see that in every community, there are people cancer has touched who are loved and supported and sometimes grieved for, and we wanted to recognize each of them, life-sized and by name. Clothing is such a fundamental way in which we express ourselves, that we felt it would be a great way to show the uniqueness and individuality of the people we want to honor. Impressions of Courage represents an innovative way to pay tribute to people who have battled cancer. It does this by crowd-sourcing materials which have deep meaning and connection to individuals with the disease, as well as those impacted by it- honoring the uniqueness of each person through community action, while communicating a shared experience using personal symbolism to visually represent the physical presence of cancer on a monumental scale. The culminating event and sheer scale of the artwork challenges viewers to hold the weight of their experience and motivates them to bolster the community behind it. Due to the extraordinary scale of the finished artwork, community involvement, and anticipated media attention given to an attempt to set a world record, we believe our approach is a unique way to tackle the topic of cancer awareness. From the parent who donates an outfit in honor of their child, to the volunteer who reverently attaches it to panel, to a massive line of clothing representing people we know and love, this project will create an unforgettable public event. With your help, Impressions of Courage will be a compelling portrayal of the humanity behind cancer in our community.

Helps us make this project a success!

How to Register a Loved One 

  • Gather an Outfit. Make sure it is a complete outfit (ie pants and shirt). The outfit does not have to be the honoree’s actual clothing, just represent them.
  • Bring outfit to one of the Registration Sites along with a completed registration form and a $25 registration fee.
  • We have a maximum of 300 honoree’s to be included in the World Record. Don’t delay make your submission today!
  • Note: Outfits will be destroyed in the printing process and will not be returned
  • June 26th: Deadline to Register

Registration Sites 

Studio 23

3300 West Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm


1423 Johnston Willis Dr. Richmond, VA 23235.  Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 804.562.0371

Art on Wheels

3108-B W. Leigh St. Richmond, VA 23230. By Appointment only. email us or 804.726.5119

Be Part of the Process

We have many plates to make and can use your help. Bring your submission and your friends to Studio23 on of the following dates to help us get your outfit ready for the World’s Largest Collagraph!

April 17th 1-4pm

May 15th 1-4pm

June 12th 1-4pm

Join us for the World Record Event, September 10th in Scott’s Addition


September 10th will be the big day when we throw a big block party an make this enormous print. We are going to need lots of volunteer support in all aspects of the festival. If you would like to help out please contact us.


Creating a big project means there are big costs. Please help us make this project a huge success by making a donation today!

Interested in a considerable donation? Check out our donor packet.


If you are a business owner and would like to support this project while accessing a unique marketing opportunity, please take a look at our sponsorship packet.

Media Releases

3/24/16 Launch Event

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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