The Healing Arts: Hirsch Wellness Network And Painter Jack Stratton

The Healing Arts: Hirsch Wellness Network And Painter Jack Stratton

8:36am Oct 05, 2015
Artist Jack Stratton in his studio.
Sarah Jane Mann

Jack Stratton is giving back. He’s the featured artist at “Art Lives Here”, an exhibition, celebration and auction featuring donated works by 100 local artists in a wide range of media to benefit Hirsch Wellness Network. The year after Jack’s retirement from UNC Greensboro, his wife was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Then, two years ago, just a week after her last operation, Jack was diagnosed with prostate cancer and immediately began radiation therapy. He says he and his wife are both doing well today, thanks in large part to the good works of Hirsch Wellness Network. The cancer support organization combines creative arts and wellness programs at no cost for cancer patients, survivors and their families. Jack also credits their recovery to the power of art.

“Art Lives Here”, the exhibition, celebration and auction featuring donated works by 100 local artists is Friday night, October 9th at Revolution Mill in Greensboro. Just look for the orange balloons. The fundraiser for Hirsh Wellness Network begins at 6:00pm.

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