Impressions of Courage
A World Record Honoring Those Affected By Cancer
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. With your help, Impressions of Courage will be a compelling portrayal of the humanity behind cancer in our community.
How it Works
To Honor loved ones in our community, We will be using clothing to represent each honoree.
The clothing will be made into a printmaking plate and be printed on one piece of fabric using a steamroller.
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
July 31st: Deadline to Register
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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
1300 E Marshall St. RVA 23298 Monday-Wednesday 10am-4pm. 804.828.9709
3108-B W. Leigh St. Richmond, VA 23230. By Appointment only. email us or 804.726.5119
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.