The Art of Life’s Paula Project is an annual healing arts event for ALL cancer survivors – men, women, and kids too! (Art of Life recognizes “cancer survivors” as anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Whether you are recently diagnosed, in-treatment or 10 year cancer free… this event is for YOU!). Enjoy a day of laughter, new friendships, and a healing arts project that is sure to provide hope and renewal. Together we choose to CELEBRATE LIFE!
This annual event was named in honor of Paula Doherty. Paula participated in the very first Paint it Forward Project in 2007 and is shown here (with her husband Joe) in front of her masterpiece, co-created with other survivors under the direction of a local Artist. According to her husband, the Art of Life programs allowed Paula (and her family) to be in another world and not think solely on her cancer diagnosis. Although Paula had no previous art experience, she embraced the project and became passionate about the positive impact of art in her life. Paula believed that the Art of Life experience should not end at the Paint it Forward Project but that there should be ongoing art opportunities for survivors. Paula’s legacy lives on through the Art of Life’s annual Paula Project with the goal of connecting cancer survivors so that no one ever has to walk the journey alone.
Click the links below to see pictures from past Paula Project events: