Still Life: Documenting Cancer Survivorship
By The Creative Center, Robin Glazer, Karen Furth, and Geraldine Herb
Other creditEssays by Carrie McGee and Francesca Rosenberg, Community and Access Programs, Department of Education at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Margaret Krug, Senior Lecturer, The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Creative Center is a community of artists, cancer patients and survivors, trustees, donors, and friends dedicated to bringing arts to people living with cancer. Through a New York-based workshop program and an acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program in hospitals and hospices throughout the U.S., they bring the world of art to tens of thousands of patients.
Robin Glazer has been The Creative Center`s Art Director since 1994 when she met co-founder Adrienne Assail and brainstormed about a place where women with cancer could come and make art. A cancer survivor and mother of five, Robin is a painter, printmaker and art teacher. Her idea of a successful day is getting people to "see like an artist."
Karen Furth is a photographer and arts educator living in New York City. In conjunction with The Creative Center, she helped to create the Still Life program and Exhibition.
Geraldine Herbert is The Creative Center`s Director and co-founder. Her work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering as a social worker with adults and children on the bone marrow transplant service, and later in a private psychotherapy practice led to her belief that "Medicine may cure the body, but art heals the spirit."