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733-foot art print unveiling Saturday on Brown’s Island for World Cancer Day

2/4/2017, 10:38 a.m.
Art on Wheels will unveil “Impressions of Courage,” a 733-foot long art print honoring 207 people whose lives have been ...

Art on Wheels will unveil “Impressions of Courage,” a 733-foot long art print honoring 207 people whose lives have been altered by cancer.

The print, on display for World Cancer Day, will be on view from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, on Brown’s Island.

The print was created in September, and Art on Wheels co-founder Andrea Orlosky said she is going through the process of having the art piece recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for world’s largest collagraph.

“We’ve requested a new category because there is none for collagraphs,” she said. “But their approval process takes awhile.”

A collagraph print is created using a process that begins with gluing objects to a surface. Ink is applied to the objects, and they are printed to fabric or paper using pressure.

Last year, Art on Wheels collaborated with Studio23, a nonprofit studio for artists, to collect outfits honoring loved ones affected by cancer. The outfits were converted into collagraph plates by gluing them to Masonite boards and inked by a team of volunteers before being printed on fabric using a steamroller. The prints are on one long, continuous piece of fabric, with each print side by side and the name of the honored individual written under each print.

The Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University is presenting the event.

For more information, contact Ms. Orlosky at (804) 467-4485.