Photography by Cameron Gillie
Art Quilts by Pat Kroth
The Winter Art Fair Off the Square (formerly the Winter Art Festival) was started in 1989 as a companion
show to our summer Art Fair Off the Square. The show is held in the
Exhibition Hall of the spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona
Terrace Convention and Community Center, which is located 3 blocks
off Madison's Capitol Square. It takes place on November 14 and 15, 2015 and the hours are 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and 10:00
to 4:00 on Sunday.
The Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople will be hosting a fundraiser for Badger Childhood Cancer Network on November 14 and 15 during the Winter Art Fair Off the Square. The event gives patrons the opportunity to choose gift beads for kids and teens with cancer or blood disorders. These “WOW” beads - handmade by local artists - are part of the BCCN Hero Beads program.
Hero Beads let patients commemorate their personal treatment journey in the form of a simple, visible medical record. They initially receive a cord with letter beads that spell out their first name, plus a Diagnosis bead. Every time a young person has a procedure or passes a particular milestone, a member of the medical team can give him or her a special bead to add to the cord(s) of beads. Over time, Hero Beads provide a symbol of each patient’s personal journey, a touchable testament to strength and endurance.
For a donation of $5 patrons will be able to choose a gift for the children from over a thousand beautiful, handmade glass beads. The beads will be distributed among the patients, and the monetary proceeds go to the children's families in the form of gas cards and other sundry items they require. BCCN relies solely on the community for financial support. We encourage everyone to attend and show their support for Wisconsin artists and the Badger Children's Cancer Network this November!
For more information about the Hero Beads program, please visit http://www.badgerchildhoodcancer.org/ .
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