Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project by Barbara Porwit
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

Barbara raising money for Springboard for the Arts

A fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts. To donate:

Breast Cancer Superheroes

Celebrating and inspiring the heroic nature of individuals affected by breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project exists to highlight the victorious spirit, the strength, courage and resilience of a representative group of the all-too-many brave women going down this road.

We select up to four subjects per year to go through a very personalized process of imagining themselves as their superhero of choice and then seeing that image created, bigger than life, in an original oil painting of them in their glory.

Once the painting is completed, we share the work in an unveiling ceremony at one of our partner organizations’ public events. Paintings then go on to exhibitions and installations to share these powerful images with friends, families, caregivers and community members.

These images give back to the cause — we offer use of selected images to partner organizations to support regional patient support programs.

This WIN WIN WIN equation is an UPWARD SPIRAL for everyone!

2014-15 Exhibition Sites:

Boynton Health Service, University of Minnesota: Jan-Feb 2014

"Superhero of the Month" - Hem/Onc Clinic, University of Minnesota: Mar-July 2014

"Art Heals" - group show, Bethesda Hospital, St Paul: Aug-Nov 2014

"Beyond the Surface" - WARM Mentor Program group show, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis: October 2014

"SuperWomen" - national group show, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota: Jan-Feb 2015

Owatonna Hospital Allina - Nov 2015-Feb 2016


California Dreamin' (California Building, MPLS): 

FRIDAY, NOV. 21 5-10PM,   SATURDAY, NOV. 22 12 -8PM

Partner Organizations - Sponsors:

Springboard for the Arts - Fiscal Agent

Boynton Health Service

Hem/Onc Clinic: University of Minnesota

Owatonna Hospital Allina



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