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NEWS

October 10, 2002

Art Exhibition at RSU To Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

An art show and sale at Rogers State University will benefit women who are without medical insurance or adequate health care.

The Alpha Rho Tau Civic Art Association of Tulsa will hold a juried art show and sale Oct. 24 through Nov. 15 at Foundations Gallery, located in Baird Hall on the RSU campus in Claremore. A public reception to meet the artists will be held in the gallery from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24.

The exhibition will feature more than 40 paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor for sale at a variety of prices.

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will be donated to Tulsa Project Woman, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides breast health education, screening and follow-up care for women with limited financial resources. The program provides free mammography exams and other diagnostic procedures and is a collaborative effort of several Tulsa area health care institutions. The goal of the program is to decrease the death rate of breast cancer.

The art show will be held during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, sponsored locally by Saks Fifth Avenue and St. Louis Bread Co.

More than 140 artists in the Tulsa and Claremore areas are members of Alpha Rho Tau. The organization was founded in 1930 by Ada Robinson, head of the art department at the University of Tulsa. The group continues to meet monthly at the Hardesty Library in Tulsa.

Foundations Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (918) 343-7740.